Former Fairfax Media chief information officer Robyn Elliot has been appointed to a newly-created chief technology and innovation officer position with property developer Stockland.
Elliot, who left Fairfax at the end of last month after three years, will now report to Stockland’s managing director and CEO Mark Steinert as the company’s newest executive.
The move comes as Stockland looks to technology to improve customer experience and grow the business.
CEO Mark Steinert said the firm had “significantly increased [its] investment in digitising our business” in the last two years.
"The creation of this executive-level position, the opportunity to capitalise on the synergies between innovation and technology, and the experience Robyn brings will further enhance our ability to progress commercial outcomes from innovation projects," he said in a statement.
"It will also position us to use technology to further improve the mobility and flexibility of our workforce, enhancing customer service and the competitive advantage of our business."
In her previous position, Elliot was responsible for a transformation of legacy systems and processes at Fairfax, as well as helping to shape the company's response to digital disruption in the media industry.
She spent the 12 years prior as Foxtel's CIO.