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Welcome to the 2021 CIO50

Hello and welcome to the CIO50, Australia’s premier award program for senior technology and digital executives.

Now in its 6th year, the CIO50 list celebrates the achievements of leaders across the public and private sectors. It highlights the innovations that these leaders, and their teams, have created and deployed to transform the ways their organisations operate.

The COVID pandemic has forced enterprises to rethink their transformation efforts and be more flexible about the way they introduce and roll out new technologies that help to lessen the social and economic impacts of this global health crisis.

There are many new faces in this list this year. Not surprisingly, tech executives in industries like healthcare and government stood out this year. We also saw some strong stories of innovation in sport, utilities, financial services, media and not-for-profit industries.

Enjoy reading this year’s stories of innovation and influence.

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

CIO50 2021

  • 1

    Kathleen Mackay

    Revenue NSW

    Chief Digital Officer

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  • 2

    Steve Hodgkinson

    Victorian Department of Health

    Chief Information Officer

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  • 3

    Helen Clifton

    Australian Broadcasting Corporation

    Chief Digital and Information Officer

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  • 4

    Ben Fitzgerald

    Tennis Australia

    Chief Technology Officer

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  • 5

    Jennifer Rebeiro

    Greater Western Water

    Chief Information Officer

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  • 6

    Michael McNamara

    Services Australia

    Chief Information Officer

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  • 7

    John Vohradsky

    IRT Group

    Executive General Manager of IT

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  • 8

    Michael Ciavarella

    Swimming Australia

    General Manager Technology

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  • 9

    George Gorman

    Janison

    Chief Technology Officer

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  • 10

    Gordon Dunsford

    NSW Police

    Chief Information and Technology Officer

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  • 11

    Greg Emsley

    Maurice Blackburn

    General Manager, Digital and Technology

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  • 12

    Sami Yalavac

    Bupa Asia Pacific

    Chief Information Officer

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  • 13

    Richard Taggart

    Sydney Local Area Health District

    Chief Information Officer

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  • 14

    Kerry Holling

    Western Sydney University

    Chief Information and Digital Officer

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  • 15

    Alan Pritchard

    Austin Health

    Director ICT Services

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  • 16

    Richard Hilliard

    My Plan Manager

    Chief Technology Officer

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  • 17

    Hani Arab

    Assetlink

    Chief Information Officer

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  • 18

    Russell Morris

    TransGrid

    Chief Information Officer

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  • 19

    Will Everitt

    Seven West Media

    Director Product Solutions

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  • 20

    Nicki Doble

    Cover-More Group

    Group Chief Information Officer

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  • 21

    Aman Sahani

    Sensis/Thryv Australia

    Chief Information Officer

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  • 22

    Dominic Hatfield

    Sydney Water

    General Manager, Digital and CIO

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  • 23

    Raul Caceres

    Canteen

    General Manager, Data and Technology

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  • 24

    Greg Wells

    NSW Government

    Chief Information and Digital Officer

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  • 25

    Ivan Ortiz

    LGIAsuper

    Chief Technology Officer

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26 - 50 (In alphabetical order)

  • Adam Carthew

    Service Victoria

    Chief Information Officer

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  • Adam Heilbron

    Max Solutions

    Executive General Manager, Technology (Asia-Pacific)

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  • Andrew Todd

    Iress

    Chief Technology Officer

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  • Annelle Paemaa

    Mulpha Australia

    Group IT Manager

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  • Ben Waterhouse

    Coates

    Chief Information Officer

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  • Brett Wilson

    Australian Red Cross

    Chief Information Officer

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  • Claudio Salinas

    Blackwoods

    Chief Information Officer

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  • Clint Irving

    Energy Action

    Chief Technology Officer

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  • Darrel van Dort

    Humm Group

    Chief Technology Officer

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  • Harvey Worton Dave Lipscomb

    Lendlease

    Co-Chief Information Officers

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  • Jithma Beneragama

    Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet

    Executive Director, Digital, Design and Innovation

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  • Johnny Serrano

    GroundProbe

    Chief Digital Officer

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  • Jorge Silveira

    Virtus Health

    Chief Digital Health Officer

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  • Kathleen Stubbs

    JLL

    Chief Information Officer

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  • Kiran Kewalramani

    Gladstone Area Water Board

    Head of Technology

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  • Loren Fisher

    Youi

    Chief Information Officer

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  • Luke Thomas

    Keystart

    Chief Information Officer

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  • Luke Kendall

    Mills Oakley

    Chief Information Officer

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  • Matt Rodda

    Baby Bunting

    General Manager IT & Program Management

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  • Michael Fagan

    Village Roadshow

    Chief Transformation Officer

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  • Mike Brett

    Hearing Australia

    Chief Information Officer

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  • Rob James

    TPG Telecom

    Group Chief Digital and Information Officer

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  • Senthu Jegadheesan

    Pen CS

    Chief Technology Officer

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  • Stephen Haddad

    Southern Cross Austereo

    Chief Technology Officer

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  • Terry Melton

    CS Energy

    Chief Information Officer

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1
Kathleen Mackay Chief Digital Officer Revenue NSW
2
Steve Hodgkinson Chief Information Officer Victorian Department of Health
3
Helen Clifton Chief Digital and Information Officer Australian Broadcasting Corporation
4
Ben Fitzgerald Chief Technology Officer Tennis Australia
5
Jennifer Rebeiro Chief Information Officer Greater Western Water
6
Michael McNamara Chief Information Officer Services Australia
7
John Vohradsky Executive General Manager of IT IRT Group
8
Michael Ciavarella General Manager Technology Swimming Australia
9
George Gorman Chief Technology Officer Janison
10
Gordon Dunsford Chief Information and Technology Officer NSW Police
11
Greg Emsley General Manager, Digital and Technology Maurice Blackburn
12
Sami Yalavac Chief Information Officer Bupa Asia Pacific
13
Richard Taggart Chief Information Officer Sydney Local Area Health District
14
Kerry Holling Chief Information and Digital Officer Western Sydney University
15
Alan Pritchard Director ICT Services Austin Health
16
Richard Hilliard Chief Technology Officer My Plan Manager
17
Hani Arab Chief Information Officer Assetlink
18
Russell Morris Chief Information Officer TransGrid
19
Will Everitt Director Product Solutions Seven West Media
20
Nicki Doble Group Chief Information Officer Cover-More Group
21
Aman Sahani Chief Information Officer Sensis/Thryv Australia
22
Dominic Hatfield General Manager, Digital and CIO Sydney Water
23
Raul Caceres General Manager, Data and Technology Canteen
24
Greg Wells Chief Information and Digital Officer NSW Government
25
Ivan Ortiz Chief Technology Officer LGIAsuper

26 - 50 (In alphabetical order)

Adam CarthewChief Information OfficerService Victoria
Adam HeilbronExecutive General Manager, Technology (Asia-Pacific)Max Solutions
Andrew ToddChief Technology OfficerIress
Annelle PaemaaGroup IT ManagerMulpha Australia
Ben WaterhouseChief Information OfficerCoates
Brett WilsonChief Information OfficerAustralian Red Cross
Claudio SalinasChief Information OfficerBlackwoods
Clint IrvingChief Technology OfficerEnergy Action
Darrel van DortChief Technology OfficerHumm Group
Harvey Worton Dave LipscombCo-Chief Information OfficersLendlease
Jithma BeneragamaExecutive Director, Digital, Design and InnovationVictorian Department of Premier and Cabinet
Johnny SerranoChief Digital OfficerGroundProbe
Jorge SilveiraChief Digital Health OfficerVirtus Health
Kathleen StubbsChief Information OfficerJLL
Kiran KewalramaniHead of TechnologyGladstone Area Water Board
Loren FisherChief Information OfficerYoui
Luke ThomasChief Information OfficerKeystart
Luke KendallChief Information OfficerMills Oakley
Matt RoddaGeneral Manager IT & Program ManagementBaby Bunting
Michael FaganChief Transformation OfficerVillage Roadshow
Mike BrettChief Information OfficerHearing Australia
Rob JamesGroup Chief Digital and Information OfficerTPG Telecom
Senthu JegadheesanChief Technology OfficerPen CS
Stephen HaddadChief Technology OfficerSouthern Cross Austereo
Terry MeltonChief Information OfficerCS Energy
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