The NSW Road and Traffic Authority's chief information officer Greg Carvouni has made the leap to the private sector via Fujitsu, one of the RTA's key IT suppliers.
Ex-RTA CIO Greg Carvouni
Carvouni, who has served as the RTA's CIO since 1999, had recently taken several months leave with staff unable to confirm a return date for him. It is uncertain what date Carvouni left the role.
NSW Government CIO Emannuel Rodriguez has told the Australian that John Thomas would be acting CIO; however, Thomas has been in the role at least since June, according to sources within the RTA.
Carvouni is rumoured to have taken up a position as the chief information officer of its primary IT management service provider Fujitsu, but spokespeople at Fujitsu were unable to confirm his appointment at the time of writing.
His recent absence has been during a critical time for the RTA. In August, the RTA was amidst renegotiations with Fujitsu over a three-year datacentre contract set up under Carvouni in 2005. The RTA was also completing a $2 million SAP upgrade involving at least 50 internal IT staff.
And while Carvouni will be remembered for introducing Apple Mac's across all its NSW registry offices, he was absent during the RTA's desktop crisis, triggered by the collapse of its PC supplier Optima. The collapse came as the RTA was migrating its Windows 2000 desktops to its new standard Windows XP.