Court Services Victoria nabs former CFA tech chief

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Court Services Victoria nabs former CFA tech chief
Justin Bree.

Justin Bree named new CIO.

Court Services Victoria has appointed the Country Fire Authority’s former IT boss Justin Bree as its new chief information officer following the departure of Krist Davood late last year.

Before he began his new role in late March, Bree served as the executive manager of ICT services at the CFA since August 2013, where he held responsibility for managing the agency’s IT and radio communication platforms.

The rural and regional emergency serves agency has subsequently advertised for a replacement ahead of the launch of its technology-focused long-term strategy, known as the red paper.

Prior to his position at the CFA, Bree worked in a string of high-profile state public sector roles including as the CIO at the Department of Transport, moving to a similar role at Public Transport Victoria following its creation by the former Baillieu government in April 2012.

His appointment at CSV comes as the agency rolls out a new electronic document lodgement system across the Victorian court system following successful deployments at the County Court and VCAT (Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal).

The platform includes an Azure-hosted document submission portal alongside a new case file system, known as MCMS.

The systems will integrate with a pre-existing document management platform and legacy case management system, known as CLMS (case listing management system).

Bree’s appointment at CSV follows Davood’s departure last year, with the executive now serving as the managing director of consultancy firm XSI CxO Advisory and Partners.

A spokesperson for CSV confirmed Bree’s appointment to iTnews, but declined to provide further comment.

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