HMRC’s chief digital and information officer Jacky Wright will leave her position on Friday 11 October to return to Microsoft US.

Wright joined HMRC in 2017 under a two-year loan arrangement, and will now return as Microsoft as its US chief digital officer.

During her time at HMRC, Wright has overseen a wholesale transformation of CDIO Group, said the government, enabling business-led, technology-enabled services to be delivered in new, innovative ways for our customers.

It said Wright had also radically changed the employee experience across HMRC, introducing new technologies enabling online collaborative working and totally changing the way employees work through video and messaging.

Under Wright’s leadership, HMRC has also embarked on a Cloud Migration, Network and Sourcing strategy. Her launch of a data strategy and governance model, positions the organisation to effectively develop a core capability for the future, said HMRC.

“I am so proud of all that we have achieved in my two years with HMRC.

“The digital transformation we have introduced and the new ways of working we have championed have built a solid foundation on which to continue, for both our colleagues and the customers we serve,” said Wright.

Outgoing chief executive, Sir Jonathan Thompson added: “I am very grateful to Jacky for her skills, expertise and leadership over the last two years. Jacky has been a superb leader, transforming our approach to technology, data and digital services.

“They have been a fundamental part of the changes we have delivered for colleagues and customers. We are stronger and more forward-focused as a result of her work.”

The government said it will announce succession plans before Wright leaves in October.