Aurora Energy CIO quits for start-up land

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Aurora Energy CIO quits for start-up land
Grant Taylor.

Leaves after six months in the role.

Aurora Energy’s chief information officer Grant Taylor has resigned from his post after six months to return to the start-up sector.

Taylor’s departure at the Tasmanian state-owned power company, first reported by Computerworld, comes half a year after he claimed the role following the departure of six-year CIO Mel Lukianenko.

iTnews understands the departure was prompted by Taylor's desire to return to the entrepreneurial space.

Tasmania's nascent start-up scene is developing strengths in sensing, agtech, creative media and games. It was recently buoyed by Startup Tasmania's launch of two new innovation hubs in Launceston and Hobart, thanks to the support of the University of Tasmania and the state government.

Prior to joining Aurora, Taylor had been the co-founder and managing director of specialist business consultancy Recon Solutions, as well as an executive general manager at online learning venture GO1.

Aurora Energy is yet to name a replacement. It is discussing the future of the role internally. The company declined to comment further.

Taylor's remit as CIO included implementation of Aurora's new IT strategy, as well as managing its outsourced service providers and the utility's project management office.


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