TransGrid scores CIO from RailCorp

TransGrid scores CIO from RailCorp

Summary: RailCorp's general manager of information technology delivery Henry Tan has been appointed chief information officer of electricity utility TransGrid.

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RailCorp's general manager of information technology delivery Henry Tan has been appointed chief information officer of electricity utility TransGrid.

Tan is due to start his new CIO role on 11 May, according to an email seen by ZDNet.com.au. A spokesperson for TransGrid confirmed the appointment.

TransGrid has been on the search for a replacement to former CIO Gordon Dunsford since December last year, when he took up a position as general manager of systems, technology and operations at Canberra telco TransACT — a key bidder for the federal government's National Broadband Network process that was ditched this week.

Tan comes to TransGrid with 15 years experience in leadership technology roles including as chief information officer at Rail Infrastructure Corporation and former state enterprise Rail Access Corporation.

TransGrid's IT department had significantly expanded during the course of Dunsford's tenure, leaving Tan with around 25 staff and a capital expenditure budget, as at December last year, of $100 million.

Dunsford had replaced TransGrid's previous CIO Toney Meeham who had been promoted to chief financial officer of the organisation under an executive reshuffle.

Topics: CXO, Emerging Tech

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  • CIO of RIC?

    If I am not mistaken, the CIO of RIC was Don Wharton.
    anonymous
  • Ex RailCorp IT Exec

    Vicki Coleman, CIO Railcorp was stood down this morning for alleged corrupt behavious and is now being investigated by the ICAC, perhaps this guy and his comrade jumped shipping because they knew something or knew too much? I wonder if TransGrid knows what it's got itself into
    anonymous
  • Henry Tan

    I worked under Henry for three years at Railcorp, and cannot fathom how he got hired at Transgrid!
    anonymous
  • Contacts

    Contacts - a network....anything else?
    anonymous