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Movers and shakers: New CIO, post-CIO and CEO roles

Movers and shakers: New CIO, post-CIO and CEO roles

A look at the latest business technology executive appointments in New Zealand and Australia.

Peter McDowall
Peter McDowall
Peter McDowall, former St John ICT director, joins Microsoft New Zealand as cloud delivery executive, reporting to Nicola Ferguson, support practice manager.

Simon Gillespie joins Gen-i as general manager corporate clients. The former Dimension Data CEO replaces Steve Mills, who moved into the newly created role of general manager client delivery and operations.

Simon Gillespie
Simon Gillespie

Former Australian Government CIO Glenn Archer is joining Gartner as research vice president in its public sector research group. Archer will advise Gartner’s senior government technology and executive clients globally. His primary research will be on the rapid transition to digital service delivery by governments.

Matjaz Jug resigns as CIO of Statistics New Zealand. He will be initially based in Slovenia, doing consultancy work on big data for international organisations. Chris Buxton now heads ICT at the government agency.

Andrew Crabb
Andrew Crabb
Andrew Crabb resigns from Vodafone as head of enterprise solutions and services, and will leave the company in mid-June. He joined the executive team of Vodafone through the telco’s acquisition of TelstraClear, where he was head of business and government sales.

Lynley Lee has moved to Nelson, and now heads Peritia Consulting. The former CIO at AsureQuality works with small to medium sized businesses, and is an associate with two companies.

Lynley Lee
Lynley Lee

Her advice to CIOs looking for a similar career shift: “Think about what you can contribute along the way. The IT discipline teaches you a lot but you have to have business understanding, you have to speak really well with business people.”

Alma Hong is leaving the NZ Fire Service as ICT director after six years, and is taking a sabbatical.

The IT discipline teaches you a lot but you have to have business understanding, you have to speak really well with business people.

Lynley Lee, Peritia Consulting

Leanne Gibson is now CIO at Wellington International Airport. Before taking on the newly created role, she was CIO at Ministry of Education for over five years.

Claudia Vidal is now general manager for IB4T, a technology and software company servicing leading automobile brands.

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Claudia Vidal
Claudia Vidal

Darren Wiseman is now IT manager at Toyota Financial Services, following a similar role at Hesketh Henry.

Peter Yates is now head of operations and infrastructure for Telecom Digital Ventures.

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