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CIO50 2018

CIO50: Australia’s most innovative CIOs

Welcome to the CIO50 2018

Welcome to the third annual CIO50 list for 2018 where we recognise Australia’s top 50 technology and digital chiefs. These executives are driving real technology-led innovations that are changing their way their organisations operate.

In 2018, judges scored entries based on questions under two pillars: Innovation and leadership. The judging panel was looking specifically for unique innovations initiated by tech and digital chiefs and their teams and entrants in this year’s list certainly delivered.

There are 31 new faces this year – most entrants are CIOs – across several market sectors including utilities, financial services, education, healthcare, retail, government, not-for-profit, resources and IT.

Featured projects are making use of technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual reality, data analytics, and cyber security.

On behalf of the team at CIO Australia, we hope you enjoy reading these stories of innovation and leadership.

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

CIO50 2018

  • 1

    George Hunt

    Sydney Water

    General manager, digital business and CIO

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  • 2

    Steve Hodgkinson

    Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

    Chief information officer

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  • 3

    Aidan Coleman

    Charter Hall

    Chief technology officer

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  • 4

    Dr Zoran Bolevich

    NSW Health

    Chief executive, eHealth NSW and chief information officer, NSW Health

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  • 5

    Rebbecca Kerr

    Roy Hill

    General manager, technology

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  • 6

    Peter Auhl

    City of Adelaide

    Chief information officer

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  • 7

    Gerard Florian

    ANZ Bank

    Group executive, technology

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  • 8

    Chris Ford

    SA Power

    Chief information officer

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  • 9

    Jeremy Hubbard

    UBank

    Head of digital and technology

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  • 10

    Jason Blackman

    Carsales

    Chief information officer

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  • 11

    Ani Paul

    ING Australia

    Chief information officer

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  • 12

    Bruce Winzar

    Bendigo Health

    Executive director innovation and digital services

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  • 13

    Sarah Harland

    Suncorp

    Chief information officer

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  • 14

    Ryan Klose

    National Pharmacies

    Executive general manager, corporate

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  • 15

    Brett Winn

    Blackmores

    Chief information officer

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  • 16

    Christian McGilloway

    Retail Zoo

    Chief technical innovation officer

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  • 17

    Damian Madden

    The Woolmark Company

    General manager, digital

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  • 18

    Tomas Varsavsky

    REA Group

    Chief engineer

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  • 19

    Rowan Dollar

    Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Resources

    Chief information officer

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  • 20

    Jeff Murray

    University of Tasmania

    Chief information officer

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  • 21

    Simon Noonan

    Sportsbet

    Chief information officer

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  • 22

    Willam Payne

    Boral

    Chief information officer

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  • 23

    Mark Allen

    Qantas

    Head of customer experience and operations technology

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  • 24

    Aidan McCarthy

    Catholic Education of Western Australia

    Chief information officer

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  • 25

    Shane Lenton

    Cue Clothing Co

    Chief information officer

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26 - 50 (In alphabetical order)

  • Jithma Beneragama

    Department of Premier and Cabinet (Victoria)

    Director, digital engagement and innovation

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  • Michelle Beveridge

    Intrepid Group

    Chief operating officer

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  • Christine Burns

    University of Technology Sydney

    Chief information officer

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  • Julie Canepa

    Cisco Australia and New Zealand

    Chief information officer

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  • Mark Cohen

    Domain

    Chief technology officer

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  • William Confalonieri

    Deakin University

    Chief Digital & Information Officer

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  • Vinnie D’Alessandro

    Silver Chef

    Head of technology

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  • Linda da Silva

    BT Financial Group

    General manager of business integration, group technology

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  • Nina Du Thaler

    UnitingCare Queensland

    Group executive, digital and technology

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  • Rishi Dutta

    Public Transport Victoria

    Chief information officer

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  • Angela Goodsir

    Multi Channel Network

    Chief technology and systems operations officer

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  • Matthew Leary

    Tassal Group

    Chief information officer

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  • Anthony Molinia

    University of Newcastle

    Chief information officer

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  • Robin Phua

    State Library of New South Wales

    Director, digital experience and CIO

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  • Phil Ridley

    Mojo Power

    Chief information officer

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  • Simon Smith

    Vocus Group

    Group chief technology officer

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  • Dawn Stephenson

    Tabcorp

    General manager, technology, Lotteries and Keno

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  • John Sutherland

    Ramsay Health Care

    Chief information officer

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  • Christopher Topp

    Luther College

    Director of IT

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  • Darrel van Dort

    Merivale

    Chief information officer

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  • David Wong

    National Library of Australia

    Assistant director-general, information technology and CIO

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  • Andy Wood

    Department of Finance (WA)

    Executive director, corporate services

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  • Trevor Woods

    Monash University

    Chief information officer

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  • Clarence Yap

    Smartgroup Corporation

    Chief information officer

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1
George Hunt General manager, digital business and CIO Sydney Water
2
Steve Hodgkinson Chief information officer Victorian Department of Health and Human Services
3
Aidan Coleman Chief technology officer Charter Hall
4
Dr Zoran Bolevich Chief executive, eHealth NSW and chief information officer, NSW Health NSW Health
5
Rebbecca Kerr General manager, technology Roy Hill
6
Peter Auhl Chief information officer City of Adelaide
7
Gerard Florian Group executive, technology ANZ Bank
8
Chris Ford Chief information officer SA Power
9
Jeremy Hubbard Head of digital and technology UBank
10
Jason Blackman Chief information officer Carsales
11
Ani Paul Chief information officer ING Australia
12
Bruce Winzar Executive director innovation and digital services Bendigo Health
13
Sarah Harland Chief information officer Suncorp
14
Ryan Klose Executive general manager, corporate National Pharmacies
15
Brett Winn Chief information officer Blackmores
16
Christian McGilloway Chief technical innovation officer Retail Zoo
17
Damian Madden General manager, digital The Woolmark Company
18
Tomas Varsavsky Chief engineer REA Group
19
Rowan Dollar Chief information officer Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Resources
20
Jeff Murray Chief information officer University of Tasmania
21
Simon Noonan Chief information officer Sportsbet
22
Willam Payne Chief information officer Boral
23
Mark Allen Head of customer experience and operations technology Qantas
24
Aidan McCarthy Chief information officer Catholic Education of Western Australia
25
Shane Lenton Chief information officer Cue Clothing Co

26 - 50 (In alphabetical order)

Jithma BeneragamaDirector, digital engagement and innovationDepartment of Premier and Cabinet (Victoria)
Michelle BeveridgeChief operating officerIntrepid Group
Christine BurnsChief information officerUniversity of Technology Sydney
Julie CanepaChief information officerCisco Australia and New Zealand
Mark CohenChief technology officerDomain
William ConfalonieriChief Digital & Information OfficerDeakin University
Vinnie D’AlessandroHead of technologySilver Chef
Linda da SilvaGeneral manager of business integration, group technologyBT Financial Group
Nina Du ThalerGroup executive, digital and technologyUnitingCare Queensland
Rishi DuttaChief information officerPublic Transport Victoria
Angela GoodsirChief technology and systems operations officerMulti Channel Network
Matthew LearyChief information officerTassal Group
Anthony MoliniaChief information officerUniversity of Newcastle
Robin PhuaDirector, digital experience and CIOState Library of New South Wales
Phil RidleyChief information officerMojo Power
Simon SmithGroup chief technology officerVocus Group
Dawn StephensonGeneral manager, technology, Lotteries and KenoTabcorp
John SutherlandChief information officerRamsay Health Care
Ben TabellChief information officerHSBC
Christopher ToppDirector of ITLuther College
Darrel van DortChief information officerMerivale
David WongAssistant director-general, information technology and CIONational Library of Australia
Andy WoodExecutive director, corporate servicesDepartment of Finance (WA)
Trevor WoodsChief information officerMonash University
Clarence YapChief information officerSmartgroup Corporation