NSW Industry hunts new CIO

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NSW Industry hunts new CIO

After last IT chief snatched.

NSW’s Department of Industry is hunting for a new chief information officer after its last tech chief was snapped-up by Service NSW.

Former CIO Ian Jansen was poached by the state’s central service delivery agency in March to become its first chief digital and product officer.

The new digital chief's role was created following changes to the agency’s executive structure in late 2017, and sits above the agency’s CIO.

Industry has since hired former Pillar Administration CIO Elizabeth Hall-Walsh to step into the shoes vacated by Jansen on a contract basis.

She was previously head of business solutions and change at Sydney Trains and, prior to that, spent six years as head of information services and business solutions at aviation services company dnata.

But Industry is now looking for a permanent CIO to oversee its IT shop, working out of both its Orange and Parramatta offices.

The incoming tech chief is expected to lead Industry's IT direction and "maximise returns from ICT investments to improve operational effectiveness".

The executive will also be given "significant autonomy" and manage an opex budget of around $25 million.

The department is offering the successful applicant an annual salary of $269,000.

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