CIO50: Australia’s top 50 CIOs

Welcome to the fifth annual CIO50 list where CIO Australia highlights the achievements of the top 50 senior technology and digital executives who are driving innovation and influencing change across their organisations.

This year’s CIO50 will be judged based on the responses provided by entrants under two core pillars: Business Innovation and Leadership.

2020 has been an extremely difficult year for enterprise organisations across Australia and around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has put enormous pressure on tech chiefs and their teams to deliver remote working solutions that provide business continuity during a crisis.

The CIO role is more important than ever.

This year, we are asking entrants to tell us their stories of innovation, whether it’s a response to COVID-19 or a large technology and business transformation project. We are looking for compelling tales about how technology teams are creating solutions that have a positive impact on their businesses. We also want to know how technology and digital chiefs are influencing other senior executives, the board and the rest of the business.

We are proud to announce the CIO50 for 2020 and we wish all nominees the very best of luck whether you are nominating for the first time or you are coming back again this year.

Your next steps

To nominate yourself or nominate on behalf of someone else, please click on the Nominations tab on the main CIO50 page, fill out the online questionnaire or download the questionnaire as a Word document and return it to

Nominations are open from Monday June 22, 2020 and will close on Friday August 21, 2020.

Nominations will be reviewed and marked by our CIO50 judge panel (see the Judges’ section for biographies and backgrounds), who will rate each section of the questionnaire to determine the final list.

Your responses will also form the basis of written profiles of our top 50 list, which will be revealed at an exclusive dinner in Sydney in November.

The profiles will be written by CIO Australia’s editor-in-chief Byron Connolly, and associate editor, David Binning.

Stay tuned for more story announcements and updates on the CIO50 for 2020.