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MSD IT Services
Room 3A25B (at rear of Cairns Library)
Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford OX3 9DU

Tony Brett

Director of MSD IT Services

Tony is currently on secondment. Please contact Peter Jones

I lead and manage MSD IT Services in providing services to department across Medical Sciences Division supporting their research, teaching and administrative activities. I also provide support, guidance and leadership to around 70 further IT staff working in their own departments and using our systems, expertise, procedures and tools.

My main priority is to ensure that IT across the whole Division enables its activities to derive as much value from it as possible by understanding and responding to the strategic priorities, preferences and pressures of each of its departments and units.  As such I value meeting academic and administrative staff and listening to them so I welcome invitations.

In my previous role as Head of IT Support Staff Services in Oxford University's Central IT Services I was responsible for supporting and coordinating hundreds of non-central IT Staff in the collegiate University of Oxford, managing the relationship between central and local IT in our extremely federated and devolved University.  I started my IT Career as IT Manager of what is now the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine.

I was the founding chair of Oxford University's LGBT+ Advisory Group. I hold the Business Relationship Management Professional qualification from the Business Relationship Institute and the ITILv3 Foundation qualification.  I've recently upgraded to the ITILv4 Foundation qualification. I am a member of the British Computer Society, this industry's professional body.

I served as a member of Oxford City Council for nine years, as Deputy Lord Mayor of Oxford for the last one, and I chaired an Oxford secondary school governing body from 2012-2019 and have recently taken up this role (Sep 2022) at another local secondary school. I chaired the City of Oxford Choir from 2003-2019 and sing tenor with it for pleasure.

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