LIC is currently in the midst of a significant technology transformation programme worth more than $40 millionLivestock Improvement Corporation has appointed Paul Littlefair as chief information officer. Littlefair has been acting CIO since September and had previously held IT roles at KiwiBank, ASB Bank and the Colonial Group. He also worked as chief operating officer for the Bank of South Pacific. LIC CEO Wayne McNee says Littlefair\u2019s experience andleadership skills will be hugely valuable to LIC and its farmer shareholders. McNee points out LIC is in the midst of a significant technology transformation programme worth more than $40 million. "This work aims to provide the infrastructure and foundations that will not only support growth in the business, but enable the delivery of new innovations that add more value on-farm," says McNee in a statement. \u201cPaul\u2019s skills, experience and strong leadership qualities will be instrumental in its success." LIC is a farmer-owned co-operative that provides a range of services and systems including dairy genetics, information, automation technology, herd testing and DNA parentage verification. Its subsidiary business LIC Automation also provides integrated automation systems and milk testing sensors that present real-time data while a cow is being milked.Send news tips and comments to firstname.lastname@example.orgFollow Divina Paredes on Twitter: @divinapFollow CIO New Zealand on Twitter:@cio_nzClick hereto\nread the Spring 2015 edition of CIO\nNew ZealandSign up for CIO newsletters for regular updates on CIO news, views and events.Join us on Facebook.Join the CIO New Zealand group on LinkedIn.\nThe group is open to CIOs, IT Directors, COOs, CTOs and senior IT managers.