TransACT general manager IT Rozanne Frost has stepped into the CIO position within the Department of Finance and Deregulation.
The position had been advertised in September this year, and had been described by Finance as a role to lead the "efficient and effective deployment of information and communication technology and services to support the department [in] achieving its outcomes".
Frost will sit underneath Finance's deputy secretary for its chief operating officer group, Jenet Connell, in the Chief Information Officer Division. The division was formed in July last year from the former Financial and e-Solutions Group and the Corporate Services Division, and with the appointment of Connell. Excluding the now-filled CIO role, three other positions within the division have required others to step up as acting staff.
The CIO role is separate to that of deputy secretary for finance's Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO), Ann Steward, who is also the whole-of-government CIO.
Frost has an extensive background in the IT sector as TransACT's general manager of IT, and as former CSIRO CIO. She was also instrumental in a number of key structural changes and IT system implementations for BHP IT at BHP Engineering.
The CIO role is currently being filled by acting CIO Paul Stokoe, who had previously been in the Business Applications Services position, and had stepped up after former CIO Graham Fry gave up the position. It is unclear when Fry resigned from the position or under what circumstances, but, according to Finance's earlier organisational charts, he only began in the role in July last year.