Ministry of Social Policy IT boss Neil Miranda has confirmed he is back working for the ministry full-time.
His appointment as “manager of networks” for Clear Communications was the subject of an enthusiastic Clear media release last month, but the company subsequently said Miranda was finishing up outstanding work at MoSP before taking on his Clear role (see Clarity lack in Clear role).
Asked why the Clear job had not proceeded, Miranda referred Computerworld to Clear for comment.
“Our chief executive Peter Kalioropoulos and Neil Miranda had a discussion and agreed that he would stay with MoSP, which is one of our major clients,” says Clear spokesman Ralph Little. “It was a commercial decision.”
Asked why the decision to employ Miranda was taken and then reversed, Little declines to comment further. “I think there’s nothing I can add to that statement."
At the time of Miranda's engagement, Clear appeared under the impression that he would be a regular employee, while Miranda said he was working through his own company, Nemisys, which was contracting to Clear.