by Lisa Banks

Queensland government seeks CIO

Sep 03, 2010
CareersGovernment ITInnovation

The Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) has advertised for a CIO, with the successful candidate set to report to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

The advertisement says the role will be a strategic one where “the CIO also contributes to the whole-of-government agenda”. It also “requires demonstrated leadership skills in initiating and overseeing the implementation of ICT business systems and performance improvements within a large and complex environment”.

The role’s tenure is for an intial three years, with the possibility of a further two years. The annual salary is between $148,484 and $172,789.

The role is the latest to be advertised by the Queensland government, with the Department of Main Roads and Transport recently advertising for a CIO, after the department’s general manager of enterprise information and systems, Dennis McLaughlin, had been acting CIO since January.

The CIO will report to the department’s chief financial officer, an increasing trend in CIO circle; CIO’s recent State of the CIO research found in 2010, 32 per cent of Australian CIOs reported to the CFO, while 35 per cent reported to the CEO. The DEEDI role will also require the CIO “represent the department on behalf of the Chief Finance Officer in significant national and state-wide forums, promoting a positive and accountable public image and ensuring effective negotiation on policy issues.”