by Byron Connolly

Benevolent Society’s CIO resigns

Mar 11, 2016
Technology Industry

The Benevolent Society’s CIO, Andy Hurst has resigned after 18 months in the role.

Hurst was hired in October 2014 to transform the not-for-profit’s technology capabilities and in a statement on Friday, he declared ‘mission accomplished.’

Hurst, who was formerly executive manager, business applications group, ITSC at UnitingCare (NSW and Victoria), overhauled the Benevolent Society’s vendor relationships to achieve $2 million in savings.

Jo Toohey, CEO at The Benevolent Society, said Hurst had achieved a remarkable amount in his time as executive director of information technology (CIO).

Hurst also delivered data analytics to enable the organisation to make better decisions, and developed and implemented a new complaints management system.

“While community services are our core business, being agile and responsive to leverage the benefits of rapid development in technology is crucial to maintaining a competitive edge in our sector,” said Toohey. ‘Andy’s future focus with the drive to deliver was a winning combination.”

Hurst said in a statement that he relished the challenge at the Benevolent Society.

“It’s been a fantastic, collaborative and energising environment to work in. Having built the foundation for success at the Benevolent Society, I’m looking forward to my next opportunity to inspire transformation through technology,” he said.

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