Welcome to the CIO50 2017

Welcome to the second annual CIO50 list for 2017 where we recognise Australia’s top 50 technology and digital chiefs who are influencing rapid technology-driven change and innovation across their organisations.

The team at CIO Australia have been impressed with stories – across many industries – of how IT groups are demonstrating the true value that technology innovations can bring to their organisations.

Unmistakably, CIOs are transforming to become business strategists, cleverly adopting innovation and continually shifting towards an ICT visionary role. No doubt, the CIO’s responsibilities have switched from managing cost centres to a stronger business orientation.

We have 38 new nominations in 2017 that made their way into the top 50 list. These c-level executives are leading IT teams inside organisations in a range of industries including financial services, insurance, healthcare, gambling, media, government, education, IT, transport, utilities, manufacturing, retail, not for profit and real estate.

Their projects are increasingly making use of highly innovative technologies in areas such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual and augmented reality and more.

We hope you enjoy reading these compelling stories of technology transformation and leadership across these highly innovative organisations and government agencies.

Byron Connolly,
Editor-in-Chief,
CIO Australia.

CIO50 2017

  • 1

    Bill Le Blanc

    SA Health

    Chief information officer

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  • 2

    Kim Wenn

    Tabcorp

    Chief information officer

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  • 3

    Sami Yalavac

    Bupa Australia and New Zealand

    Chief information officer

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  • 4

    Clive Dickens

    Seven West Media

    Chief digital officer

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  • 5

    Paul Keen

    Airtasker

    Chief technology officer

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  • 6

    Rob Craig

    icare NSW

    Chief operating officer

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  • 7

    Steve Hodgkinson

    Victorian Department of Health & Human Services

    Chief information officer

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  • 8

    Kerry Holling

    Western Sydney University

    Chief information and digital officer

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  • 9

    Simon Noonan

    Sportsbet

    Chief information officer

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  • 10

    David Hackshall

    Cochlear

    Chief information officer

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  • 11

    Jeff Murray

    University of Tasmania

    Chief information officer

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  • 12

    Alastair Sharman

    Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service

    Chief information officer

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  • 13

    George Lymbers

    Thomas Holt Group

    Chief information officer

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  • 14

    William Confalonieri

    Deakin University

    Chief digital officer, CIO and vice-president

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  • 15

    Chris Ford

    SA Power Networks

    Chief information officer and general manager of business improvement

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  • 16

    Sam Charmand

    Qantas Loyalty

    Chief information officer and executive manager innovation

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  • 17

    Hilda Clune

    PwC

    Chief information officer

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  • 18

    Jeremy Hubbard

    UBank

    Head of digital and technology

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  • 19

    Farid Jarrar

    Stellar

    Chief information officer, APAC & North Americas

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  • 20

    Francoise Russo

    Toll Group

    Group chief information officer

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  • 21

    Greg Booker

    Royal Automobile Club of Queensland

    Chief information officer

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  • 22

    Peter Auhl

    City of Adelaide

    Chief information officer

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  • 23

    Aidan Coleman

    Charter Hall

    Chief technology officer

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  • 24

    Ani Paul

    ING Australia

    Chief information officer

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  • 25

    Christian McGilloway

    Retail Zoo

    Chief technology innovation officer

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26 – 50(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

  • Jason Blackman

    Carsales.com

    Chief information officer

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  • Joshua Bovell

    Toxfree

    Chief information officer

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  • Julie Canepa

    Cisco

    Chief information officer Australia and New Zealand

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  • Angela Coble

    Johnson & Johnson

    Director, business technology

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  • Rick Coenen

    Sussan Group

    Chief information officer

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  • Mark Cohen

    Domain

    Chief technology officer

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  • Vinnie D’Alessandro

    Silver Chef

    Head of technology

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  • Gordon Dunsford

    WaterNSW

    Chief information officer

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  • Colin Fairweather

    City of Melbourne

    Chief information officer

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  • Brett Ferguson

    Carlisle Homes

    General manager of technology

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  • Andrew Flannery

    Flight Centre Travel Group

    Executive general manager, corporate travel

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  • Mathews George

    Energy Action Limited

    Chief information officer

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  • Suzanne Hall

    VincentCare Victoria

    ICT manager

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  • Senthu Jegadheesan

    TravelEdge Group

    Chief information officer

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  • Cameron McFie

    Rhipe

    Chief technology officer

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  • Richard McPartlin

    Ingham’s Group

    Chief information officer

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  • Kevin O’Hara

    Tulla Private Equity Group

    Group chief information officer

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  • Darren Oliver

    Herron Todd White

    National director, business and technology solutions

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  • Roisin Parkes

    Gumtree Australia

    Chief technology officer

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  • Rohan Penman

    Adairs Retail Group

    Head of technology

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  • Ursula Phillips

    PepsiCo

    Chief information officer

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  • Shane Riddle

    The Heart Foundation

    Chief information officer

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  • Shaune Rosser

    Sydney Motorway Corporation

    Chief information officer

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Ones to Watch(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

  • John Boyd

    Mad Mex

    Chief information officer

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  • Lina Lim

    National Stock Exchange

    Head of technology

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  • William Payne

    Boral

    Chief information officer

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Source: CIO Australia December 2017