Aurora Energy CIO resigns

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Aurora Energy CIO resigns
Mel Lukianenko.

Ends six years at Tasmanian utility.

Aurora Energy chief information officer Mel Lukianenko will stand aside from the role at the end of June for personal reasons, after more than six years at the Tasmanian state-owned power company.

Lukianenko joined Aurora in November 2008, having previously served as the general manager for business systems at MyState Financial.

She initially worked as the utility’s program manager for information services and operational technology, later becoming the project director for its retail contestability compliance project.

Following the departure of previous IT chief Sarma Rajaraman to the Brisbane City Council in December 2013, Lukianenko was promoted to the role of CIO.

Soon after the appointment, Aurora replaced its paper-based fault response system with a mobile alternative for its field workers, deploying Intergraph's InService software running on Motion Computing field tablets.

Lukianenko’s major achievements at Aurora included the design, delivery and implementation of the utility company’s overarching IT strategy, and the implementation of a process improvement initiative.

Outside Aurora, Lukianenko serves as a board member of peak Tasmanian ICT body TASICT, a member of the Australian Institute of Project Management, and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Lukianenko will wrap up duties on June 30, with the company currently advertising for a replacement.

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