Victoria is still lacking a permanent deputy chief
information officer, with a number of executives briefly acting in
the position since the departure of Steve Hodgkinson in
The state office of the CIO's stated aim is to drive
Victoria's strategic investment in ICT resources, creating a
favourable policy environment for agencies to collaborate on
technology use. Jane Treadwell is the state's chief information
The group has lost some key staff members recently, with the
latest to leave being Steve Wylie, who sat in the deputy CIO role
for an unknown period of time in the second half of this
A spokesperson for the state told ZDNet Australia today Wylie
had left for family reasons, with his wife taking a position in
"As I understand it, the process to find a replacement is
still under way," the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson could not immediately confirm the status of
Michael Delaney, who had as recently as August been acting in the
deputy CIO role.
Delaney had initially been sharing the position with another
lead strategy analyst, Terry Wright, but had sole responsibility
as of August. The pair's predecessor, Steve Hodgkinson, left in July to take
up a top research job with analysis group Ovum.
The office of the CIO is also believed to have recently appointed a chief operating officer, Owen Gwynne.