CIO50

CIO50 2020

CIO50: Australia’s most innovative CIOs

Welcome to the 2020 CIO50

Now in our 5th year, the CIO50 list celebrates the achievements of Australia's top 50 senior technology and digital executives.

In 2020, we had some very strong stories of innovation and leadership, several of them focused on how chief information officers and other technology chiefs have responded to the devastating global COVID-19 pandemic. We received entries from tech execs working at a broad range of public and private sector organisations.

This year has been extremely challenging for all of us and with the COVID-19 threat still around, it was not surprising that Australia's healthcare, government, retail and education sectors provided some of the most compelling stories of leadership and resilience. Collaboration, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data analytics, automation and robotics technologies are once again this year helping many organisations improve the services that are provided to internal and external customers to help them achieve their strategic objectives.

Businesses across many industries have been faced with some of the worst economic conditions in many years. Despite this, our tech leaders have shown real leadership and delivered technology solutions that will help their organisations meet their business challenges for years to come.

Enjoy reading the 2020 CIO50.

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

CIO50 2020

  • 1

    John Sutherland

    Ramsay Health Care

    Chief information officer

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  • 2

    Angela Coble

    Johnson & Johnson Medical

    Director, business technology

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  • 3

    Gordon Dunsford

    NSW Police Force

    Chief information and technology officer

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  • 4

    Richard Taggart

    Sydney Local Health District

    Chief information officer

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  • 5

    Dr Steve Hodgkinson

    Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

    Chief information officer

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  • 6

    Ian Robinson

    WaterNSW

    Chief information officer

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  • 7

    Lynn Warneke

    Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria

    Chief information officer

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  • 8

    Shane Lenton

    Cue Clothing

    Chief information officer

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  • 9

    Simon Herbert

    NSW Department of Customer Service

    Executive director, data, insights and transformation

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  • 10

    Kudzai Kanhutu

    Royal Melbourne Hospital

    Deputy Chief Medical Information Officer,

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  • 11

    Gerard Florian

    ANZ Bank

    Group executive, technology

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  • 12

    Craig Bright

    Westpac Group

    Group chief information officer

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  • 13

    Ursula Philipps

    Real Pet Food Company

    Group chief information officer

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  • 14

    Johnny Serrano

    GroundProbe

    Chief information officer

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  • 15

    Sami Yalavac

    Bupa

    Chief information officer

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  • 16

    Rowan Dollar

    South Australia Department of Human Services

    Chief information officer

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  • 17

    Rob Pickering

    Cbus Super

    Chief technology and digital officer

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  • 18

    Michael Fagan

    Kmart Group

    Chief techology officer

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  • 19

    Anthony Molinia

    University of Newcastle

    Chief information officer

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  • 20

    David Hackshall

    Cochlear

    Global chief information officer

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  • 21

    Niranjan Prabhu

    Australian Catholic University

    Chief information officer

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  • 22

    Nicki Doble

    Cover-More Group

    Group Chief information officer

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  • 23

    Rohan Penman

    T2 Tea

    Global head of technology

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  • 24

    Angela Donohoe

    BPAY Group

    Chief information officer

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  • 25

    George Gorman

    Janison Education Group

    Chief technology officer

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26 - 50 (In alphabetical order)

  • Jithma Beneragama

    Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victorian Government

    Executive director, digital, design and innovation

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  • Steven Bonnici

    Ford Motor Company

    Chief information officer

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  • Kerrie Campbell

    Flinders University

    Chief information officer

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  • Julie Canepa

    Cisco Australia and New Zealand

    Chief information officer

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  • Andrew Collins

    Sport Integrity Australia

    Chief information officer and chief security officer

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  • Jason Cowie

    Curtin University

    Chief information officer

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  • Richard Exton

    First State Super

    Chief technology officer

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  • Leigh Gibson

    ANZ Bank

    Technology Area Lead, Internet Banking and ATMs

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  • Michael Grant

    Murdoch University

    IT services director, deputy COO

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  • Stephen Haddad

    Southern Cross Austereo

    Chief technology officer

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  • Jimmy Lee

    Cedar Woods Properties Limited

    Chief information officer

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  • Russell Morris

    TransGrid

    Chief information officer

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  • Daniel Pettman

    Baptist Care NSW and ACT

    Chief information officer

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  • Jennifer Rebeiro

    City West Water

    Chief information officer

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  • Mike Rogers

    SiteMinder

    Chief technology officer

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  • Grant Sayer

    Healthdirect Australia

    Chief technology officer

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  • Jorge Silveira

    Goulburn Valley Health

    Chief information officer

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  • Andrew Todd

    Iress

    Chief technology officer

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  • Salvatore Trimboli

    EL&C Ballieu

    Chief technology officer

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  • Darrel van Dort

    Flexigroup

    General manager digital

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  • John Vohradsky

    IRT

    Executive general manager of IT

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  • Bernard Wansink

    Schiavello Group

    Chief information officer

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  • Sheridan Ware

    Charter Hall

    Chief information and technology officer

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  • Ben Waterhouse

    Coates Hire

    Chief information officer

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  • Brett Wilson

    MJH Group

    Chief information officer

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1
John Sutherland Chief information officer Ramsay Health Care
2
Angela Coble Director, business technology Johnson & Johnson Medical
3
Gordon Dunsford Chief information and technology officer NSW Police Force
4
Richard Taggart Chief information officer Sydney Local Health District
5
Dr Steve Hodgkinson Chief information officer Victorian Department of Health and Human Services
6
Ian Robinson Chief information officer WaterNSW
7
Lynn Warneke Chief information officer Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria
8
Shane Lenton Chief information officer Cue Clothing
9
Simon Herbert Executive director, data, insights and transformation NSW Department of Customer Service
10
Kudzai Kanhutu Deputy Chief Medical Information Officer, Royal Melbourne Hospital
11
Gerard Florian Group executive, technology ANZ Bank
12
Craig Bright Group chief information officer Westpac Group
13
Ursula Philipps Group chief information officer Real Pet Food Company
14
Johnny Serrano Chief information officer GroundProbe
15
Sami Yalavac Chief information officer Bupa
16
Rowan Dollar Chief information officer South Australia Department of Human Services
17
Rob Pickering Chief technology and digital officer Cbus Super
18
Michael Fagan Chief techology officer Kmart Group
19
Anthony Molinia Chief information officer University of Newcastle
20
David Hackshall Global chief information officer Cochlear
21
Niranjan Prabhu Chief information officer Australian Catholic University
22
Nicki Doble Group Chief information officer Cover-More Group
23
Rohan Penman Global head of technology T2 Tea
24
Angela Donohoe Chief information officer BPAY Group
25
George Gorman Chief technology officer Janison Education Group

26 - 50 (In alphabetical order)

Jithma BeneragamaExecutive director, digital, design and innovationDepartment of Premier and Cabinet, Victorian Government
Steven BonniciChief information officerFord Motor Company
Kerrie CampbellChief information officerFlinders University
Julie CanepaChief information officerCisco Australia and New Zealand
Andrew CollinsChief information officer and chief security officerSport Integrity Australia
Jason CowieChief information officerCurtin University
Richard ExtonChief technology officerFirst State Super
Leigh GibsonTechnology Area Lead, Internet Banking and ATMsANZ Bank
Michael GrantIT services director, deputy COOMurdoch University
Stephen HaddadChief technology officerSouthern Cross Austereo
Jimmy LeeChief information officerCedar Woods Properties Limited
Russell MorrisChief information officerTransGrid
Daniel PettmanChief information officerBaptist Care NSW and ACT
Jennifer RebeiroChief information officerCity West Water
Mike RogersChief technology officerSiteMinder
Grant SayerChief technology officerHealthdirect Australia
Jorge SilveiraChief information officerGoulburn Valley Health
Andrew ToddChief technology officerIress
Salvatore TrimboliChief technology officerEL&C Ballieu
Darrel van DortGeneral manager digitalFlexigroup
John VohradskyExecutive general manager of ITIRT
Bernard WansinkChief information officerSchiavello Group
Sheridan WareChief information and technology officerCharter Hall
Ben WaterhouseChief information officerCoates Hire
Brett WilsonChief information officerMJH Group
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