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CIO50 2019

CIO50: Australia’s most innovative CIOs

Welcome to the CIO50 2019

Welcome to the fourth annual CIO50 list for 2019 where we recognise Australia's top 50 technology and digital chiefs. These c-level executives have driven real technology-led innovations that changing the way their organisations operate in a highly competitive global marketplace.

This year, judges scored entries under two pillars: Innovation and Leadership. The judging panel was looking for unique and interesting innovations that have been initiated by technology and digital leaders and their teams.

There are many new faces this year working across sectors including government, financial services, education, healthcare, information technology, transport, manufacturing and more.

Featured projects are making use of technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual reality, data analytics, wearable technology, automation and robotics.

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

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

CIO50 2019

  • 1

    Roger Sniezek

    Coles Group

    Chief information and digital officer

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  • 2

    Shane Lenton

    Cue Clothing Co.

    Chief information officer

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  • 3

    Greg Booker

    RACQ

    Chief information officer

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  • 4

    Rob Bollard

    IP Australia

    Chief information officer and general manager, innovation and technology group

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  • 5

    Dr Zoran Bolevich

    NSW Health

    Chief information officer

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  • 6

    Simon Button

    RSL Queensland

    Chief information officer

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  • 7

    Pete Steel

    Commonwealth Bank

    Chief digital officer

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  • 8

    Ursula Phillips

    Real Pet Food Company

    Group chief information officer

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  • 9

    Dr Steve Hodgkinson

    Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

    Chief information officer

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  • 10

    Gary Adler

    MinterEllison

    Chief digital officer

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  • 11

    Viv Da Ros

    Caltex Australia

    Chief information officer

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  • 12

    Rob Pickering

    Cbus Super

    Head of IT and digital

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  • 13

    Tomas Varsavsky

    REA Group

    Chief engineer

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  • 14

    Simon Herbert

    NSW Data Analytics Centre (DAC)

    Director, operations

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  • 15

    Alex Twigg

    Judo Bank

    Chief information officer and co-founder

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  • 16

    Vincent ten Krooden

    Mortgage Choice

    General manager - technology

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  • 17

    Damian Madden

    The Woolmark Company

    General manager - digital

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  • 18

    Angela Coble

    Johnson & Johnson

    Director, business technology

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  • 19

    Julie Wright

    Porter Davis

    General manager for business and digital transformation

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  • 20

    Andrew Cann

    WA Police

    Chief information officer

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  • 21

    Brett Wilson

    MJH Group

    Chief information officer

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  • 22

    Chris Locke

    Flight Centre Travel Group A/NZ

    Chief information officer

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  • 23

    Fiona Rankin

    University of Wollongong (UOW)

    Director of information and technology services

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  • 24

    Raju Varanasi

    Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

    Chief information officer and director, data intelligence

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  • 25

    Bradley Blyth

    flybuys

    Chief technology officer

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26 - 50 (In alphabetical order)

  • Kerrie Campbell

    Flinders University

    Chief information officer

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  • Julie Canepa

    Cisco A/NZ

    Chief information officer

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  • Jason Davey

    Ogilvy Australia

    Head of experience technology

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  • Mauro di Pietro Paolo

    Foxtel

    Chief information officer

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  • Gordon Dunsford

    NSW Police Force

    Chief information and technology officer

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  • David Dzienciol

    NextDC

    Executive vice president of technology and chief customer officer

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  • Michael Grant

    Murdoch University

    Deputy chief operating officer and director, IT services

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  • Anna Leibel

    UniSuper

    Chief delivery and information officer

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  • Andy Luiskandl

    Only About Children

    Chief information officer

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  • Sam McCready

    Racing & Wagering Western Australia

    Chief information officer

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  • David McGrath

    Clubs Australia

    Chief digital officer

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  • Maria Milosavljevic

    Department of Human Services

    Chief data officer

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  • Anthony Molinia

    University of Newcastle

    Chief information officer

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  • Phil Morgan

    Jaxsta

    Chief information officer

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  • Russell Morris

    TransGrid

    Chief information officer

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  • Nathan Pilgrim

    Gallagher Bassett Australia

    Chief information officer

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  • Simon Reiter

    Defence Health

    Chief information officer

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  • Mike Rogers

    SiteMinder

    Chief technology officer and co-founder

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  • Oliver Schmill

    Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific

    Chief information officer

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  • Michael Snell

    Airservices Australia

    Service strategy manager

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  • Andrew Todd

    Iress

    Chief technology officer

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  • Peter Whitfield

    Cashwerkz

    Chief technology officer

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  • Elizabeth Wilson

    Department of Education and Training Victoria

    Chief information officer

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  • David Wong

    National Library of Australia

    Chief information officer

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Ones to Watch (In alphabetical order)

  • Ivan Bate

    Western Earthmoving

    Technology transformation manager

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  • Brett Raven

    The Big Red Group

    Group chief information officer

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1
Roger Sniezek Chief information and digital officer Coles Group
2
Shane Lenton Chief information officer Cue Clothing Co.
3
Greg Booker Chief information officer RACQ
4
Rob Bollard Chief information officer and general manager, innovation and technology group IP Australia
5
Dr Zoran Bolevich Chief information officer NSW Health
6
Simon Button Chief information officer RSL Queensland
7
Pete Steel Chief digital officer Commonwealth Bank
8
Ursula Phillips Group chief information officer Real Pet Food Company
9
Dr Steve Hodgkinson Chief information officer Victorian Department of Health and Human Services
10
Gary Adler Chief digital officer MinterEllison
11
Viv Da Ros Chief information officer Caltex Australia
12
Rob Pickering Head of IT and digital Cbus Super
13
Tomas Varsavsky Chief engineer REA Group
14
Simon Herbert Director, operations NSW Data Analytics Centre (DAC)
15
Alex Twigg Chief information officer and co-founder Judo Bank
16
Vincent ten Krooden General manager - technology Mortgage Choice
17
Damian Madden General manager - digital The Woolmark Company
18
Angela Coble Director, business technology Johnson & Johnson
19
Julie Wright General manager for business and digital transformation Porter Davis
20
Andrew Cann Chief information officer WA Police
21
Brett Wilson Chief information officer MJH Group
22
Chris Locke Chief information officer Flight Centre Travel Group A/NZ
23
Fiona Rankin Director of information and technology services University of Wollongong (UOW)
24
Raju Varanasi Chief information officer and director, data intelligence Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta
25
Bradley Blyth Chief technology officer flybuys

26 - 50 (In alphabetical order)

Kerrie CampbellChief information officerFlinders University
Julie CanepaChief information officerCisco A/NZ
Therese Chakour-WestHead of ITSTIHL
Jason DaveyHead of experience technologyOgilvy Australia
Mauro di Pietro PaoloChief information officerFoxtel
Gordon DunsfordChief information and technology officerNSW Police Force
David DzienciolExecutive vice president of technology and chief customer officerNextDC
Michael GrantDeputy chief operating officer and director, IT servicesMurdoch University
Anna LeibelChief delivery and information officerUniSuper
Andy LuiskandlChief information officerOnly About Children
Sam McCreadyChief information officerRacing & Wagering Western Australia
David McGrathChief digital officerClubs Australia
Maria MilosavljevicChief data officerDepartment of Human Services
Anthony MoliniaChief information officerUniversity of Newcastle
Phil MorganChief information officerJaxsta
Russell MorrisChief information officerTransGrid
Nathan PilgrimChief information officerGallagher Bassett Australia
Simon ReiterChief information officerDefence Health
Mike RogersChief technology officer and co-founderSiteMinder
Oliver SchmillChief information officerMercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific
Michael SnellService strategy managerAirservices Australia
Andrew ToddChief technology officerIress
Peter WhitfieldChief technology officerCashwerkz
Elizabeth WilsonChief information officerDepartment of Education and Training Victoria
David WongChief information officerNational Library of Australia

Ones to watch (In alphabetical order)

Ivan Bate Technology transformation manager Western Earthmoving
Brett Raven Group chief information officer The Big Red Group