Susan Sly to depart VicRoads

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Susan Sly to depart VicRoads
Susan Sly.

CIO moves on after eight years.

Susan Sly will leave Victorian roads authority VicRoads at the end of January, marking the end of an eight year term with the agency and more than five years as its head of IT.

“The timing is right for me and agency to move on,” she said. “We are in the right place for someone to come in with a fresh set of eyes."

“The platforms are sound. There is a great attitude amongst staff and a strong focus on platform development."

The former Navy officer has also held IT roles within Victoria's Department of Human Services and the Department of Defence.

Sly said she was unable to reveal her next move ahead of a formal announcement in the new year, but talked up the vacancy at VicRoads for any fellow CIOs looking for a new opportunity.

“You are not going to be a caretaker CIO, and you’re not going to be handed a disaster,” she said. “There is a great opportunity right now for someone to come in and to create something of their own within the organisation.”

“There is really good breadth to the role, great opportunities to work with business intelligence and spatial data capabilities."

During her time at the agency, Sly oversaw the agile implementation of the department's Road Closures and Traffic Alerts system, a real-time web service which provides information about road conditions during emergencies, pinpointed on a map-based display.

She also took VicRoads to the point where it can begin trialling a new data recording system to improve inputs into its asset maintenance management system, and oversaw the funding battle for the replacement of its core registration and licensing system (RandL), a project that was re-mobilised in 2012, as well as a 2012-13 restructure which saw her lose 37 of her 165 staff.

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