QLD Transport wants a new CIO

Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads has advertised for a chief information officer (CIO).

Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads has advertised for a chief information officer (CIO).

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Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads is seeking a new CIO. (Now Hiring image by TheTruthAbout, CC BY-SA 2.0)

"This newly-created position encapsulates Transport and Main Roads' vision for ICT leadership in the future," the department said in a statement.

The Queensland departments of Transport and Main Roads were folded together last March. The department combined told ZDNet Australia that the organisation had evolved its ICT processes and structure as a result of the merger.

The advertisement comes after the project to overhaul Queensland driver licences came under fire this week in a parliamentary estimates committee hearing. Member for Maroochydoore Fiona Simpson labelled the project as a financial sink-hole that Transport Minister Rachel Nolan was forcing onto motorists.

The overhaul will see the state's 3 million driver licences replaced with a more secure card, containing a biometric scan of a person's face and a smart-chip built-in that contains information that can only be accessed via a PIN.

Queensland Transport awarded the licence contracts to Unisys, Leigh Mardon Australasia and Placard in 2008.

The project was launched under the stewardship of former Queensland Transport CIO Cathi Taylor. Taylor has since moved into the general manager for corporate governance role, according to a government directory listing. Dennis McLaughlin has stepped in as an acting CIO.

Applications for the position close 20 August 2010.

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