McKesson Appoints Kathy McElligott to Leadership Posts
McKesson Corporation has announced that Kathy McElligott has been appointed to executive vice president and chief information (CIO) and chief technology officer (CTO) effective July 20. McElligott comes to McKesson from Emerson where she served as CIO since 2010 and managed Emerson’s information technology strategy and information security for the company’s global operations, including hardware, software, and services, as well as its telecommunications and data center infrastructure.
As McKesson’s CIO, McElligott is responsible for the enterprise business technology strategy, technology governance across the corporation, IT Security and Risk Management, infrastructure operations and service delivery to all McKesson businesses.
As CTO, McElligott will guide the overall technology direction for the company’s health care technology products and provide support and guidance for application development processes companywide. The position serves as a support arm to the management teams within McKesson’s technology businesses, working collaboratively with each business to optimize the quality, interoperability and transparency of McKesson’s software development operations.
“We are delighted to welcome Kathy to our senior leadership team,” said John Hammergren, Chairman and CEO of McKesson. “As a respected industry leader, her track record in strategic global technology and driving exceptional customer experience will help McKesson continue to deliver greater value to our customers and shareholders.”
McElligott succeeds Randy Spratt, who announced his planned retirement earlier this year.