Foxtel’s long-standing CIO departs

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Foxtel’s long-standing CIO departs
Robyn Elliott

Marks steps up.

Foxtel chief information officer Robyn Elliott has farewelled the company after nearly 12 years of service.

Elliott told iTnews it was "time for a change" following the completion of a long-term strategic program, which included the integration of Austar and building the systems that underpin Foxtel's digital delivery products.  

"I have been CIO of Foxtel for almost 12 years, and felt it was time to transition," Elliott said.

"Foxtel has in place a strong team and sound platforms to take the business forward."

Elliott said her immediate interests were in the not-for-profit and start-up sectors before considering anything of the scale of her former role.

David Marks - another Foxtel veteran and most recently its Head of Customer and Sales Systems IT - has been named as Elliott’s replacement, under the title of Director of Information Services.

Marks told iTnews Elliott's legacy was instilling a "passion for innovation and change” into Foxtel and accelerating its digital capabilities across the board.

Elliott, Marks and the Foxtel IT team recently completed the migration of customer data from its 2012 acquisition of Austar - an effort which won Elliott the Utilities CIO of the Year at this year’s iTnews Benchmark Awards.

Foxtel’s technology function has also been restructured such that Marks' role falls under a new Operating Group. This group has been rejigged to include Foxtel’s product delivery and operational support divisions, which previously had different reporting lines.

“This is the first time we have had all of three of these groups brought together to enable Foxtel to deliver big programs of work, end-to-end,” Marks said.

“This structure provides a clear understanding of what the respective teams are accountable for.”

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