Luis Newton is President of Estrela Borough since 2013, being responsible for quality of life improvement to all constituents. Digital Transformation and Change Management have been key focus areas. He is also involved in lobbying for a digital and citizen engaged government.
Luis is a passionate leader, inspiring his team and its constituents that public sector should be solution based instead of problem based. He also believes that public governance models can drive innovation.
Before joining Estrela Borough, he was advisor for the Secretary of State of Culture in 2011 and 2012. In 2013, he embraced a new role before becoming a candidate for Estrela: PSD Parliamentary Group Advisor.
Recently, he was chosen as Portugal’s CIO of the Year 2015 – Public Sector.