CIO movers and shakers: Slideshow

Recent movements among Australian CIOs

  • After four Australian Opens, Tennis Australia CIO, [[xref:|Chris Yates|Chris Yateson CIO]] has called it quits and will re-enter the world of consulting.

    Yates, who this year shared his Australian Open experiences in the CIO blog [[xref:|A day in the life of a CIO|A day in the life of a CIO]], said he decided four Australian Opens were enough.

    "It was getting very hard not seeing my kids over summer," he said. "This year I went 32 days straight without a break and I decided that was enough. I have had a great time but it is time to move on."

    Read Chris' latest post: [[xref:|Life after being a CIO]].

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  • Wilson HTM Investment Group CIO, Scott Stewart, has [[artnid:378555|made the move to an analyst firm, Longhaus|'Cloud CIO' joins research firm Longhaus]], where he will take over from Sam Higgins as research director at Longhaus.

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  • Seek CIO, Carey Eaton, has [[artnid:379027|resigned from the recruitment company|Seek CIO resigns]], effective from mid-July.

    “Carey Eaton will return to his home country of Kenya with plans to pursue personal business opportunities,” the firm said in an ASX statement. “An executive search has already commenced to secure a replacement CIO for Seek.”

    Eaton first joined the firm back in 2007 as product director and moved into the CIO role in September 2008. During the 2009/2010 financial year, he [[artnid:358095|picked up a total of $476,182 in benefits|SEEK CIO picks up $168k pay rise in strong year ]], composed of $270,000 worth of salary and the rest in bonuses, superannuation and shares. During the previous year he made $308,103 — despite joining the company partway through the year.

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  • The NSW Department of Health has [[artnid:376866|appointed Ian Rodgers|NSW Heath appoints CIO for e-health, IT strategies]] as director of its new e-health and ICT strategy branch.

    Rodgers has CIO-level experience in IT strategy and governance across the public and private sectors. He will start in the new role on March 30.

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  • IT director of University of Western Sydney, Mick Houlahan, has decided to call it a day and retire after 20 years at the helm.

    In an [[artnid:379807|interview with CIO|UWS farewells public service veteran]], the IT veteran reflected on the changes and challenges of the past two decades.

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  • Former South East Water CIO, Marcus Darbyshire, has also [[artnid:377387|moved into an an analyst role|South East Water seeks new CIO]] at Gartner.

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  • The NSW Department of Health has also [[artnid:379764|appointed a director of strategy and architecture|NSW Health ups CIO ranks with new IT support director]] for health support services ICT.

    Tim Hume has accepted an offer of appointment to the “key position” of director, strategy and architecture with HSS ICT, based in Chatswood, NSW.

    Hume will work with health support services ICT CIO, Greg Wells on project planning and implementation of each stage of NSW Health’s ICT Strategy.

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