The NSW Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) has pulled its new chief information officer from within its own ranks after the position was left vacant last October by Greg Carvouni.
The RTA's new CIO, Joe Abraham, was pulled from its business strategy and innovation group within the licensing, registration and freight directorate. Abraham had been his division's general manager, according to a spokesperson for the authority.
Abraham's appointment comes after the RTA had operated for months without an official CIO. The role had been filled by acting CIO John Thomas since August last year, while former CIO Greg Carvouni was on extended leave.
Carvouni left the RTA in October last year to join one of its key technology suppliers, Fujitsu Australia, where he took up the role of CIO.
Abraham had been within the NSW public sector for the past 30 years, according to a statement. He had also been CIO for the Northern Sydney and Central Coast Health division of NSW Health.
Thomas, who had filled Carvouni's shoes since his departure, is the RTA's IT infrastructure manager.
Prior to Carvouni's departure, the RTA was amidst negotiations with Fujitsu Australia to take up the first of two two-year extensions on a contract inked in 2005, which had seen Fujitsu Australia managing the RTA's two datacentres, 800 applications and 5,000 desktops.