Chief Information Officer

Job title : Chief Information Officer
Location : Brisbane, QLD
Job reference : 1056965
About the Organisation
Brisbane is a great place to live, work and visit. It is a vibrant, green, prosperous, and safe city that nurtures innovation, values sustainability and supports strong economic growth. To achieve the vision for Brisbane’s future, Brisbane City Council needs dynamic, passionate and forward-thinking leaders to help guide the organisation. As Australia’s largest local government with more than 9,000 employees, an annual budget of more than $3.2 billion and assets in excess of $31 billion, Council is dedicated to ensuring the Brisbane of tomorrow to be even better than the Brisbane of today. 

About the Position
Reporting to the Divisional Manager, Organisational Services, the Chief Information Officer is primarily responsible for creating value across Council’s ICT functions that aligns to current and future business requirements. The CIO will provide strategic leadership to multiple teams of IT professionals who collectively are responsible for executing large annual programs of works and developing an innovation pipeline of emerging technologies to further improve delivery of services to the community.

In addition, this person will lead the ICT investment process including risk-based planning for maintenance, support, and replacement decisions, ensuring fit for purpose enterprise technology across all Council divisions. Key to your success will be operational gains in the areas of cost efficiencies, increased organisational capability and enhanced customer experience.
 
About the Person
We are seeking a seasoned executive with extensive experience within large, complex data driven environments (public or private sector) who operates on the business principles of flexibility, customer responsiveness and agility. A comprehensive background in all facets of Information and Communications Technology including contemporary trends and their application in a commercial environment is considered essential. Critical to success in this position will be extensive experience and understanding of cyber and enterprise risk, as well as smart technology, IoT and AI.

Strong business acumen and cost control measures across consumption-based technologies, ICT sourcing and program delivery is highly desirable as are well developed influencing and stakeholder management skills. A leadership style which embodies Council’s “Leadership Blueprint” is also critical in this role, combined with a relevant tertiary qualification in an applied discipline, preferably at a postgraduate level.

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Tim Wallis on 0439 817 992 or twallis@sharpandcarter.com.au or Tim Turner on 0414 548 052 or tturner@sharpandcarter.com.au quoting Ref: 1056965.