The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has appointed a new chief information officer, who has been in place since mid January.
A spokesperson for the regulator told ZDNet.com.au today that Joseph Stablum had been appointed CIO. The spokesperson did not say where Stablum had moved from, but it appeared that he moved to the ACCC from being the first CIO for the Australian Crime Commission, where he had been working since February 2007.
Stablum's tasks as the Crime Commission's CIO had included implementing the commission's new document/records management system, improving the Australian Criminal Intelligence Database and implementing a new ERP system.
The ACCC decided last year to recruit a CIO after the organisation grew by 75 per cent in the last two years, with a budget increase from 80 to 140 million. The commission was looking for a senior IT executive who had previous experience in industry regulation or law enforcement.
When the ACCC was casting around for a candidate, the salary for the Canberra-based position was pegged at $170,000 plus bonuses. Stablum's previous job had offered a starting salary of $125,000 plus vehicle, according to the job advertisement.
The ACCC holds a three-year contract with UXC subsidiary Getronics for the provision of IT services for the desktop, data administration, server maintenance as well as security and network access.