Fonterra has appointed Simon Paparone, a partner at Ernst Young, as interim CIO following the resignation of Carl Moore.\nThere will be a global search for the replacement of Moore. Moore was director global process data and systems - global CIO at the diary giant for over a year-and-a-half. Originally from the UK, Moore joined Fonterra as project director in December 2012.\nFonterra is number two in CIO100 the annual report on the top IT using organisations in New Zealand, with over 19,400 screens and 174 IS staff.\nJim Swanson is now CIO at Xero. Before this he was director at PwC and CIO at Watercare.\nLouis Grever, former FBI executive assistant director science and technology branch, is joining Wynyard Group as an independent company director effective April 2015.\nIn his 24-year career with the FBI, Grever was involved in leading, planning, coordinating and directing field technical operations including delivering technical capabilities to solve and prevent serious crime, cybercrime and counter-terrorism investigations.\n\nSpotlight on Dimension Data\nDimension Data has just been certified as one of the top five global employers by the Top Employers Institute.\n\u201cThis global award is great news for our local team: 600 people across New Zealand,\u201d says Dimension Data NZ CEO Jo Healey.\n\u201cWe think the team is engaged because they have the autonomy and flexibility of a local provider, backed by the resources and support of a global team. It\u2019s a great benefit of being part of an international organisation \u2013 laser focus on local problems, combined with the resources of a global enterprise to solve them.\u201d\n\u201cOur extensive research concluded that Dimension Data Global?forms part of a select group of employers that advance employee conditions worldwide,\u201d says Judith Oude Sogtoen, director of international business development for the Top Employers Institute.\n\u201cTheir people are well taken care of. Now that they have received the Top Employers Global 2015 certification, they can truly consider themselves at the top of an exclusive group of the world\u2019s best employers.\u201d\nCriteria for the award include talent management, leadership, training and development and initiatives to attract, retain and engage employee talent.\nDimension Data, meanwhile, has been appointed one of a few Microsoft Skype for Business Global Elite Launch Partners.\nThis follows today\u2019s announcement by Microsoft that the next version of its communications and collaboration tool, Microsoft Lync \u2013 now called Skype for Business \u2013 will be ready for sale in the first half of 2015.\nWhen Microsoft acquired Skype in 2011, the company said Skype was a communications tool for outside the firewall, while Lync was an offering for inside the firewall.\nNow, the next version of Skype for Business truly connects Lync to the vast Skype network which includes thousands of Dimension Data\u2019s clients, employees and partners.\n\u201cAs a Microsoft strategic partner for over a decade, we\u2019re very excited about Skype for Business," says Neville Burdan, GM for end-user computing APAC, Dimension Data.\n\nSend news tips and comments to email@example.com\nFollow Divina Paredes on Twitter: @divinap\nFollow CIO New Zealand on Twitter:@cio_nz\nSign up for CIO newsletters for regular updates on CIO news, views and events.\nJoin us on Facebook.