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CIO50 2017

CIO50: Australia’s most innovative CIOs

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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1
Bill Le Blanc Chief information officer SA Health
2
Kim Wenn Chief information officer Tabcorp
3
Sami Yalavac Chief information officer Bupa Australia and New Zealand
4
Clive Dickens Chief digital officer Seven West Media
5
Paul Keen Chief technology officer Airtasker
6
Rob Craig Chief operating officer icare NSW
7
Steve Hodgkinson Chief information officer Victorian Department of Health & Human Services
8
Kerry Holling Chief information and digital officer Western Sydney University
9
Simon Noonan Chief information officer Sportsbet
10
David Hackshall Chief information officer Cochlear
11
Jeff Murray Chief information officer University of Tasmania
12
Alastair Sharman Chief information officer Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service
13
George Lymbers Chief information officer Thomas Holt Group
14
William Confalonieri Chief digital officer, CIO and vice-president Deakin University
15
Chris Ford Chief information officer and general manager of business improvement SA Power Networks
16
Sam Charmand Chief information officer and executive manager innovation Qantas Loyalty
17
Hilda Clune Chief information officer PwC
18
Jeremy Hubbard Head of digital and technology UBank
19
Farid Jarrar Chief information officer, APAC & North Americas Stellar
20
Francoise Russo Group chief information officer Toll Group
21
Greg Booker Chief information officer Royal Automobile Club of Queensland
22
Peter Auhl Chief information officer City of Adelaide
23
Aidan Coleman Chief technology officer Charter Hall
24
Ani Paul Chief information officer ING Australia
25
Christian McGilloway Chief technology innovation officer Retail Zoo

26 - 50 (In alphabetical order)

Jason BlackmanChief information officerCarsales.com
Joshua BovellChief information officerToxfree
Julie CanepaChief information officer Australia and New ZealandCisco
Andrew ClowesHead of ITJLL
Angela CobleDirector, business technologyJohnson & Johnson
Rick CoenenChief information officerSussan Group
Mark CohenChief technology officerDomain
Vinnie D’AlessandroHead of technologySilver Chef
Gordon DunsfordChief information officerWaterNSW
Colin FairweatherChief information officerCity of Melbourne
Brett FergusonGeneral manager of technologyCarlisle Homes
Andrew FlanneryExecutive general manager, corporate travelFlight Centre Travel Group
Mathews GeorgeChief information officerEnergy Action Limited
Suzanne HallICT managerVincentCare Victoria
Senthu JegadheesanChief information officerTravelEdge Group
Cameron McFieChief technology officerRhipe
Richard McPartlinChief information officerIngham's Group
Kevin O'HaraGroup chief information officerTulla Private Equity Group
Darren OliverNational director, business and technology solutionsHerron Todd White
Ivan OrtizHead of technologyUBET
Roisin ParkesChief technology officerGumtree Australia
Rohan PenmanHead of technologyAdairs Retail Group
Ursula PhillipsChief information officerPepsiCo
Shane RiddleChief information officerThe Heart Foundation
Shaune RosserChief information officerSydney Motorway Corporation

Ones to watch (In alphabetical order)

John Boyd Chief information officer Mad Mex
Lina Lim Head of technology National Stock Exchange
William Payne Chief information officer Boral