NSW Department of Corrective Services chief information officer Wayne Ruckley has retained his position after it was advertised late last year.
The executive had to re-apply for the role due to government regulations that normally require senior executive positions in the public sector to be declared vacant and re-advertised if they are significantly enhanced in scope.
The CIO position was upgraded to deal with the convergence of communications and IT. Ruckley's title is now executive director, Information and Communications Technology.
Ruckley told ZDNet Australia he had been confirmed in the position some six weeks ago. He could not comment on the level of competition for the job.
The executive said his overriding priority had not changed, namely: ensuring his ICT division understood the "core business of Corrections, understood what the business of Corrections needed in a technology sense, and delivered on its commitments".
The executive director [role] of the division will play a continuing and important role as a member of the department's board of management, Ruckley added.
But not everything will remain the same.
"There are some areas that are emphasised a bit more, and that is that the subtle change in title between information management and technology; and information, communication and technology, which means that the position is expected to take a broader role in realising technology convergence issues, on improving the performance of technology in the organisation and contributing to the organisational implications of that," Ruckley said.
Ruckley's position was advertised with a total annual remuneration of between AU$196,651 and AU$214,350.