CIO job going in where else but Queensland?

Brisbane City Council is crossing the Queensland border and undertaking a nation-wide search to find a new chief information officer (CIO).

The council has placed advertisements in numerous state and national newspapers in its hunt for a CIO who will be responsible for the organisation's overall strategic direction and to oversee four large IT projects that are still in the pipeline.

With a $1.6 billion budget, more than 7000 employees, and a growing online presence, the council's CEO, Jude Munro, said the successful candidate will need a high level of experience with a proven track record and an understanding of business re-engineering.

The council was unwilling to disclose the level of salary on offer, and there will be very little time for the new appointee to settle in as immediate IT plans include a human resources software rollout, development and regulatory services project as well as improvements to scheduling, despatch and asset management.

The incumbent CIO Alan Hesketh is returning home to New Zealand and has held the position for two years.

For further information, contact; applications close June 16, 2003.