MSD CIO moves to Inland Revenue Department

MSD CIO moves to Inland Revenue Department

Tim Occleshaw takes deputy commissioner role.

The CIO of the Ministry of Social Development,
Tim Occleshaw, has been appointed deputy commissioner for business development and systems at Inland Revenue. He takes up the role in January. The business development and systems department of the IRD is respoonsible for customer operations, service design and project management, as well as IT.

In a statement from IRD, the commissioner of Inland Revenue, Robert Russell, is quoted as saying Occleshaw brings "a wealth of experience" to the position.

Occleshaw became CIO at MSD in 2004. Before that he was head of IT at ANZ Bank.

He has been leading a major replatforming project at the ministry, aiming to shift its aging benefits and welfare systems, SWIFFT and Trace, to a Java platform. MSD also embarked on a systems integration, including that of Child, Youth and Family and a strong IT program delivery capability.

Occleshaw was named CIO of the Year in the 2008 Computerworld Excellence Awards.

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