Queensland in triple-CIO whammy

In an IT jobs triple-whammy, three Queensland executive IT positions were advertised over the weekend for the University of Queensland, Queensland Urban Utilities and Allconnex Water.
Written by Colin Ho, Contributor on

In an IT jobs triple-whammy, three Queensland chief information officer level positions were advertised in the last few days for the Queensland Urban Utilities, Allconnex Water and the University of Queensland.

The University of Queensland's current CIO Nick Tate has decided to leave the university, with his last day being 19 February, according to university spokesperson Penny Robinson. He will be starting at the Australian Research Collaboration Service.

The university advertised the director of IT services vacancy last week. The new IT director will be responsible for the university's supercomputer and network security group AusCERT, as well as overseeing the university's IT services, infrastructure and networks, as well as leading a team of 240 staff.

Meanwhile, two newly formed utilities — Queensland Urban Utilities and Allconnex Water — have lead to the creation of executive information technology roles.

Queensland Urban Utilities was looking for a chief information and technology officer to be responsible for the development, integration and deployment of IT systems.

"This is a key new role forming part of the executive management team of Queensland Urban Utilities," Urban Utilities spokesperson Amanda Scanlan told ZDNet.com.au.

Rounding off the CIO jobs hat-trick, new utilities company Allconnex Water have also put out feelers for a Chief Information Officer (CIO). The CIO will be responsible for implementing an ICT plan and establishing new financial billing and payroll systems.

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