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CIO100

CIOs have evolved to become visionary strategic business leaders who are driving innovative and transformative projects across their organisations. Our top 100 CIOs share their stories.

Rapidly shifting technology is fundamentally changing the marketplace, ushering concurrent priorities, thus driving CIOs and their teams to develop and deploy new strategies to keep pace of change.

Propelled into the frontline of the organisation’s move to become a digital business, ICT leaders and their teams are at the same time still fulfilling their functional or operational responsibilities.

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CIO100 2017

  • 1

    Russell Jones

    ASB

    Executive general manager, technology and innovation

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  • 2

    Craig Bunyan

    ANZ Bank

    General manager, technology NZ

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  • 3

    Avi Golan

    Air New Zealand

    Chief digital officer

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  • 4

    David Kennedy

    Transaction Services Group

    Group CIO

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  • 5

    Dawie Olivier

    Westpac New Zealand

    Chief information officer

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  • 6

    Kevin Drinkwater

    Mainfreight

    Chief information officer

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  • 7

    Dr Claire Barber

    Spark New Zealand

    Chief digital officer

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  • 8

    Carmen Casagranda

    Cigna New Zealand

    Chief information officer

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  • 9

    Thomas Hyde

    Beca

    Group director - delivery strategy

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  • 10

    Liz Gosling

    Auckland University of Technology

    Chief information officer

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  • 11

    Tracy Voice

    Ministry for Primary Industries

    Director, business technology and information services (CIO)

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  • 12

    Paul Littlefair

    LIC

    Chief information officer

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  • 13

    Roy Goldsmith

    Royal New Zealand Plunket Society

    Chief Information Officer (acting)

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  • 14

    Gerben Otter

    Fonterra

    Chief information officer

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  • 15

    Winston Fong

    Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

    Vice President ICT

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  • 16

    Brian Northern

    Fulton Hogan

    Group CIO

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  • 17

    Andrew Goodin

    Zespri International

    Global manager information services

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  • 18

    Kevin Robinson

    healthAllliance

    CIO and GM, technology services

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  • 19

    Duncan Ritchie

    Xero

    Chief platform officer

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  • 20

    Pieter Bakker

    Frucor

    CIO/Group BT director

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  • 21

    John Bell

    Fletcher Building

    Chief information officer

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  • 22

    Ed Overy

    KiwiRail

    Chief information officer

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  • 23

    Wayne McMahon

    Domino's Pizza Enterprises

    Group chief information officer

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  • 24

    Philip Coster

    Mitre 10

    Chief information officer

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  • 25

    Roger Jones

    Auckland Transport

    Chief technology officer

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  • 26

    Tristin King

    JUCY Group

    Head of technology

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  • 27

    Nick Whitehouse

    MinterEllisonRuddWatts

    Chief digital officer

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  • 28

    Chris Buxton

    Statistics NZ

    Chief digital officer

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  • 29

    Aaron Toatelegese

    Bank of New Zealand

    Chief technology officer

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  • 30

    Simon Challies

    Ryman Healthcare

    Managing director

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31 - 100(In alphabetical order)

  • Scott Andrews

    Manheim Australia & New Zealand

    Director of Technology

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  • Kevin Angland

    Mercury

    General Manager, Digital Services

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  • John Ascroft

    Jade Software

    Chief innovation officer

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  • Gary Baird

    Inland Revenue NZ

    Chief technology officer

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  • Philip Ball

    Serko

    CIO/Chief technical officer

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  • Dean Bratley

    EROAD

    Head of business systems

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  • Cameron Brill

    St John

    Chief information officer

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  • Andrew Cammell

    Chapman Tripp

    Chief information officer

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  • Tony Carpinter

    New Zealand Blood Service

    Chief information officer

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  • Simon Casey

    Barfoot & Thompson

    Chief information officer

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  • Todd Cassie

    Christchurch International Airport

    Digital development and ICT manager

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  • Walter Chieng

    Saint Kentigern Trust Board

    Director ICT

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  • Ralph Chivers

    Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

    Chief information officer

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  • Simon Clarke

    Trustpower

    GM Business Solutions & Technology

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  • Craig Columbus

    Russell McVeagh

    Chief information officer

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  • Liz Coulter

    University of Auckland

    Director IT Services

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  • Mark Denvir

    Auckland Council

    Director of ICT

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  • Michael Dreyer

    Contact Energy

    General manager ICT (acting)

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  • Atta Elayyan

    LWA Solutions

    CEO and co-founder

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  • Jeff Feldman

    Dexibit

    Chief technology officer

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  • Robyn Gillespie

    Opus International

    Director of information technology

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  • Simon Gould-Thorpe

    Turners Limited

    Group CIO and head of marketing

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  • David Habershon

    Ministry of Social Development

    Chief information officer

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  • Mike Harte

    University of Otago

    Director of IT Services

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  • David Healy

    Icebreaker

    Global CIO and GM business transformation

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  • John Holley

    Manukau Institute of Technology

    Head of ICTS

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  • Craig Horton

    The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists

    Head of Information Technology

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  • Alistair James

    Massey University

    Chief Information Officer

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  • Mike Jenkins

    The Instillery

    Founder and CEO

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  • Deane Johns

    Co-op Money NZ

    Chief information officer

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  • Andy Keiller

    University of Canterbury

    Chief information officer

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  • Simon Kennedy

    The Warehouse Group

    Group CIO

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  • Geoff King

    Waikato District Health Board

    Director of information services (CIO)

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  • Mark Leadbetter

    House Of Travel Group

    IT director

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  • Trevor Leybourne

    MYOB New Zealand

    Head of Delivery

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  • Michael Middlemiss

    NZ Parliamentary Service

    Chief information officer

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  • Sean Mills

    Department of Corrections

    Chief information officer

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  • Darius Mistry

    Imagetext Systems

    Managing director

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  • Murray Mitchell

    NZ Fire Service

    Director ICT

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  • ​Cobus Nel

    Transpower

    General Manager, Information Services & Technology

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  • Richard Parry

    Stand Children’s Services

    Chief information officer

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  • Ewen John Powell

    Chorus

    Chief technology officer

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  • Neville Richardson

    Kotahi Logistics

    Group IT manager

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  • Don Robertson

    Healthcare of New Zealand Holdings

    Chief technology officer

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  • Nathan Scott

    Valocity

    Chief technology officer

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  • Mark Sheppard

    GE Digital

    General manager and chief commercial officer, Asia-Pacific

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  • Dhaya Sivakumar

    Orion Health

    EVP integration

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  • Craig Soutar

    NZ Transport Agency

    Chief information officer

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  • Lyndal Stewart

    Business Mechanix

    CEO and founder

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  • Grant Strang

    Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (TWoA)

    TumuHangarau (Executive Director Information Technology)

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  • Doug Stuart

    IBM New Zealand

    New Zealand IT manager/CIO

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  • Phil Tanner

    Student Job Search Aotearoa

    Chief technology officer

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  • Grant Taylor

    Citta Design

    Director/Chief operating officer

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  • Gavin Till

    Christchurch City Council

    Chief information officer

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  • Chris Trigg

    Southern Cross Health Society

    Head of IS and Business Transformation

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  • Brad Vines

    Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)

    Director of IT

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  • Tina Wakefield

    Ministry of Justice

    Deputy Secretary ICT

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  • Owen Werner

    Unitec Institute of Technology

    Chief digital officer

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  • Jason Wills

    Harcourts International

    Chief information officer

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  • Darren Wilson

    AsureQuality

    Chief information officer

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  • Gary Woodham

    NZ Racing Board

    General manager - customer and General manager technology (acting)

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  • Richard John Wyke

    Figured

    Chief technology officer

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  • Lukasz Zawilski

    NZ Qualifications Authority

    Chief information officer

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Others to Watch

  • Nigel Wilkinson

    Kristin School

    Director of business services

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  • Mark Bennett

    The Salvation Army

    IT director

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  • Ed Saul and Steve de Jong

    Intelligent Life Limited

    Director (Saul) and business partner (de Jong)

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  • Cameron McFie

    Rhipe

    Chief technology officer

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  • Anthony Bitossi

    Stevenson Construction Materials

    Information Services Manager

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  • Aaron Overington

    Te Roopu Taurima

    ICT manager

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1
Russell Jones Executive general manager, technology and innovation ASB
2
Craig Bunyan General manager, technology NZ ANZ Bank
3
Avi Golan Chief digital officer Air New Zealand
4
David Kennedy Group CIO Transaction Services Group
5
Dawie Olivier Chief information officer Westpac New Zealand
6
Kevin Drinkwater Chief information officer Mainfreight
7
Dr Claire Barber Chief digital officer Spark New Zealand
8
Carmen Casagranda Chief information officer Cigna New Zealand
9
Thomas Hyde Group director - delivery strategy Beca
10
Liz Gosling Chief information officer Auckland University of Technology
11
Tracy Voice Director, business technology and information services (CIO) Ministry for Primary Industries
12
Paul Littlefair Chief information officer LIC
13
Roy Goldsmith Chief Information Officer (acting) Royal New Zealand Plunket Society
14
Gerben Otter Chief information officer Fonterra
15
Winston Fong Vice President ICT Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
16
Brian Northern Group CIO Fulton Hogan
17
Andrew Goodin Global manager information services Zespri International
18
Kevin Robinson CIO and GM, technology services healthAllliance
19
Duncan Ritchie Chief platform officer Xero
20
Pieter Bakker CIO/Group BT director Frucor
21
John Bell Chief information officer Fletcher Building
22
Ed Overy Chief information officer KiwiRail
23
Wayne McMahon Group chief information officer Domino's Pizza Enterprises
24
Philip Coster Chief information officer Mitre 10
25
Roger Jones Chief technology officer Auckland Transport
26
Tristin King Head of technology JUCY Group
27
Nick Whitehouse Chief digital officer MinterEllisonRuddWatts
28
Chris Buxton Chief digital officer Statistics NZ
29
Aaron Toatelegese Chief technology officer Bank of New Zealand
30
Simon Challies Managing director Ryman Healthcare

31 - 100(In alphabetical order)

Scott AndrewsDirector of TechnologyManheim Australia & New Zealand
Kevin AnglandGeneral Manager, Digital ServicesMercury
John AscroftChief innovation officerJade Software
Gary BairdChief technology officerInland Revenue NZ
Philip BallCIO/Chief technical officerSerko
Dean BratleyHead of business systemsEROAD
Cameron Brill Chief information officerSt John
Andrew CammellChief information officerChapman Tripp
Tony CarpinterChief information officerNew Zealand Blood Service
Simon CaseyChief information officerBarfoot & Thompson
Todd CassieDigital development and ICT managerChristchurch International Airport
Walter Chieng Director ICTSaint Kentigern Trust Board
Ralph Chivers Chief information officerMinistry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Simon Clarke GM Business Solutions & TechnologyTrustpower
Craig Columbus Chief information officerRussell McVeagh
Liz Coulter Director IT ServicesUniversity of Auckland
Mark DenvirDirector of ICTAuckland Council
Michael DreyerGeneral manager ICT (acting)Contact Energy
Chris DuranCTOBiomatters
Atta ElayyanCEO and co-founderLWA Solutions
Jeff FeldmanChief technology officerDexibit
Robyn Gillespie Director of information technologyOpus International
Simon Gould-ThorpeGroup CIO and head of marketing Turners Limited
Huw GriffithsIS managerFirst Gas
David HabershonChief information officerMinistry of Social Development
John HannaCEONetwork for Learning
Mike Harte Director of IT ServicesUniversity of Otago
David HealyGlobal CIO and GM business transformationIcebreaker
John HolleyHead of ICTSManukau Institute of Technology
Craig Horton Head of Information TechnologyThe Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
Alistair JamesChief Information OfficerMassey University
Mike JenkinsFounder and CEOThe Instillery
Deane JohnsChief information officerCo-op Money NZ
Andy KeillerChief information officerUniversity of Canterbury
Simon KennedyGroup CIOThe Warehouse Group
Geoff KingDirector of information services (CIO)Waikato District Health Board
Mark LeadbetterIT directorHouse Of Travel Group
Geoff LeighGroup CIOKordia
Trevor Leybourne Head of Delivery MYOB New Zealand
Michael MiddlemissChief information officerNZ Parliamentary Service
Sean MillsChief information officerDepartment of Corrections
Darius MistryManaging directorImagetext Systems
Murray Mitchell Director ICTNZ Fire Service
​Cobus NelGeneral Manager, Information Services & TechnologyTranspower
Richard Parry Chief information officerStand Children’s Services
Ewen John PowellChief technology officerChorus
Neville RichardsonGroup IT managerKotahi Logistics
Don RobertsonChief technology officerHealthcare of New Zealand Holdings
Nathan Scott Chief technology officerValocity
Mark SheppardGeneral manager and chief commercial officer, Asia-PacificGE Digital
Dhaya SivakumarEVP integrationOrion Health
Craig SoutarChief information officerNZ Transport Agency
Lyndal StewartCEO and founderBusiness Mechanix
Grant StrangTumuHangarau (Executive Director Information Technology)Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (TWoA)
Doug StuartNew Zealand IT manager/CIOIBM New Zealand
Jim SwansonGroup CIODatacom
Phil TannerChief technology officerStudent Job Search Aotearoa
Grant TaylorDirector/Chief operating officerCitta Design
Gavin TillChief information officerChristchurch City Council
Shayne TongCIO (interim)Genesis Energy
Chris Trigg Head of IS and Business TransformationSouthern Cross Health Society
Hannes van ZylGroup CIOHawkins Group
Brad Vines Director of ITWaikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)
Tina Wakefield Deputy Secretary ICTMinistry of Justice
Owen Werner Chief digital officerUnitec Institute of Technology
Jason WillsChief information officerHarcourts International
Darren WilsonChief information officerAsureQuality
Gary WoodhamGeneral manager - customer and General manager technology (acting)NZ Racing Board
Richard John WykeChief technology officerFigured
Lukasz ZawilskiChief information officerNZ Qualifications Authority

Others to watch

Nigel Wilkinson Director of business services Kristin School
Mark Bennett IT director The Salvation Army
Ed Saul and Steve de Jong Director (Saul) and business partner (de Jong) Intelligent Life Limited
Cameron McFie Chief technology officer Rhipe
Anthony Bitossi Information Services Manager Stevenson Construction Materials
Alyona Medelyan CEO Thematic
Aaron Overington ICT manager Te Roopu Taurima