Chief Information Officer

Adelaide, Australia
10 Nov 2016
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02 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world, and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

The University of Adelaide has an exciting opportunity for a Chief Information Officer to join our institution.

The CIO will take the University to the next level of excellence in its IT environment and service provision. You will have a deep understanding of trends in the IT industry and how they can best be harnessed for the benefit of the University, the CIO will be prepared to take measured risks in leading the University's response to digital disruption in education delivery, and ensuring its own IT operating model is contemporary and agile.

The CIO will lead the University's 250 person strong Technology Branch, set the University's IT strategy, and utilise an annual budget of $60M to enrich the working and educational lives of its staff and student stakeholders.

To be considered for this exceptional role you will have a proven track record in managing large IT functions and delivering significant strategic plans. You will also have a high degree of business acumen and the ability to transform and enhance the effectiveness of the technology team and be an advocate for technology transformation across the university. You will be collaborative, understand how to lead in environments informed by principles of collegiality and professional autonomy, and, most of all, will be capable of communicating a compelling vision for the future.

Closing date: 2 December 2016

The University of Adelaide is supported by KPMG in a global executive search for the right senior leader to join us in this important role in the University's future.

For confidential enquiries or to request the candidate briefing documentation, please contact KPMG Executive Search and Selection's Betty Kuras on +61 3 9288 5681 /email: or Stefanie Booker on +61 3 9838 4875 / email: Quoting reference number 10580.

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.