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CIO movers and shakers

A look at recent movements among Australian CIOs

  • Former Brookfield Multiplex CIO, Chris Clark has taken the interim role of Group CIO at GrainCorp, which operates more than 280 grain accumulation sites, receiving and storing grain for growers in Queensland, NSW and Victoria.
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  • The Westpac Group has [[artnid:408970|found a new CIO|Clive Whincup steps into Westpac Group CIO role]], Clive Whincup, from within its internal ranks. Whincup replaces former CIO, Bob McKinnon, who has moved to the Group Services division as an enterprise executive. McKinnon will look after the strategic investment priorities (SIPs) portfolio, an offshoring program and Westpac’s process excellence and innovation agenda. Whincup joined the bank in May 2009 as service delivery applications general manager and was promoted to service delivery group general manager in November 2010 where he was responsible for service delivery in applications, infrastructure, engineering and sustainability.
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  • The Queensland government has appointed Professor Peter Grant as its whole-of-government CIO. Despite the 'whole of government' mandate, Grant isn't new to the vagaries of the Queensland government CIO role; he served as Queensland Government chief information officer from 2005 to 2008 before being invited by Microsoft to take up the position of State Director at the software giant. He has also worked as CIO at Queensland Health.
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  • After [[artnid:392598|months of uncertainty|QBE Australia hunts for new CIO]], QBE has appointed former Ernst & Young partner, Mike Emmett as CIO.
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  • The Department of Human Services (DHS) has appointed a former ANZ Australia CIO, [[artnid:403378|Gary Sterrenberg to succeed|Human Services appoints former ANZ CIO]] John Wadeson. Sterrenberg commenced the role on 24 October. Prior to joining ANZ, he held roles with the National Australia Bank (NAB) and a global position with Shell. According to the DHS, Sterrenberg will be continue the its service delivery reform which integrates Medicare, Child Support and Centrelink’s IT systems.
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  • After four years as chief information officer at Sydney law firm, Gilbert + Tobin, Andrew Mitchell has moved to Melbourne practice, Lander & Rogers, as [[artnid:401805|director of technology and innovation|Former Gilbert + Tobin CIO joins Lander & Rogers]]. Mitchell will be providing operational leadership over a broad range of areas in the newly-created role, including IT and telecommunications.
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  • Former DLA Phillips Fox (now DLA Piper) CIO, John Duckett, has joined the ranks at Gilbert + Tobin, following the [[artnid:401805|departure of Andrew Mitchell|Former Gilbert + Tobin CIO joins Lander & Rogers]].
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  • The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has appointed LandMark White IT Director, Paul Fitzpatrick, it its professional standards board. With a mission to advance professional excellence in ICT, the professional standards board will focus on the criteria for membership grades, monitor internal and external compliance requirements for professional standards, and work with VET educators on accreditation frameworks. Additionally, reviews of the Core Body of Knowledge, the Code of Ethics and other areas will help ensure the ACS continues to build its reputation as the relevant, definitive guardian and voice of ICT professionals.
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  • Australia's third largest credit union, Teachers Credit Union, is in the process of appointing a CIO following the departure of its IT manager, Colin Thomas, who has moved to Queensland. Thomas completed a Masters degree this year and will start a PhD in February, although he admits he will keep an eye on opportunities as "Brisbane is a very interesting market".
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  • Former NSW Department of Family and Community Services CIO, Kerry Holling, has taken the reigns at the University of Western Sydney, following the retirement of UWS IT veteran, [[artnid:379807|Mick Houlahan|UWS farewells public service veteran]]. Holling has been in the role of Director of Information Technology at the university for about four months.
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  • The Federal Department of Finance and Deregulation has [[artnid:409402|appointed TransACT general manager of IT, Rozanne Frost|Dept of Finance appoints new CIO]], as its new CIO. Frost will commence in the role early 2012, taking over from Graham Fry, and will report to the deputy secretary of the department's Chief Operating Officer Group, Jenet Connell. Department assistant secretary of the Business Applications Services Branch, Paul Stokoe, has been acting in the position in the interim.

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