The right stuff
Click here for a list of the companies that made it to the Strategic 100.
The list is determined by a 30-member panel of judges, with 10 each coming from New Zealand, Australia and Asia, and composed of CIOs and ICT analysts.
The judges cast their votes based on four major criteria: industry leadership; innovative products and services offerings; contribution to the ICT industry’s development; and performance in the past year.
PETER MCDOWALL is the Information and Communication Technology Director at St John New Zealand. Originally from Auckland, he supported St John in various voluntary roles until moving to Australia in 2005. McDowall spent four years as Global Information Services Manager for Harley-Davidson in Sydney and returned in 2009 to join St John as ICT Director.
MILES FORDYCE is the Director – IT strategy and co-director of the IT Services division at the University of Auckland. Fordyce is responsible for the university’s IT Strategic Plan, and jointly manages a team of 200 staff, serving a community of more than 45,000 staff and students. He has held a number of senior IT roles within New Zealand and Australian organisations across a variety of sectors, including banking, finance, and government. He is an alumnus of the New Zealand Institute for Strategic Leadership.
GARRY COLLINGS is the general manager of Toll United, one of New Zealand’s largest most successful transport companies servicing the Northland region. Prior to this, he held a range of executive leadership roles in ICT. He was a Director of @Large Ltd, principal consultant at Diligo Consulting, and general manager of NetApp New Zealand. He was GM information technology at Toll NZ (where he was named CIO of the Year in 2004), and CIO at Mainfreight. Collings has an MBA from Waikato University.
JONATHAN ILES has 10 years IT management experience with Fletcher Building companies in the steel, plasterboard and insulation businesses. For the past two-and-a-half years, he has held different ICT executive roles in the Rank Group, and is currently CIO of Carter Holt Harvey.
CLAYTON WAKEFIELD is a Director of Techspace, an independent IT advisory company. He has more than 25 years in the New Zealand information technology industry leading the technology teams, as CIO, in ASB Group, University of Auckland and managing significant initiatives in Telecom NZ.
TIM SHEEDY is a senior analyst within Asia Pacific for Forrester’s Sourcing and Vendor Management team, providing global, regional and local insight and advice to IT buyers and vendors. Prior to this, he was research director IT solutions at IDC.
ULLRICH LOEFFLER is the country manager for IDC New Zealand. He is responsible foar the overall business management and the ongoing development of consulting engagements, strategic analysis, product development and business planning advisory services to IDC clients.
MIKE CLARKE is CIO of SkyCity Entertainment Group. He has more than 20 years of strategic management experience in the technology space, from all ‘sides’ — vendor, consultant and customer. Before that, he was managing partner with SPR Consulting, managing director for 3Com ANZ, Asia Pacific Marketing Director for 3Com and Asia Pacific Director, Marketing and Channel Sales for Lotus IBM. While with Lotus IBM he was awarded International Manager of the Year. He graduated with a BA (Hons) in Business Studies from Coventry University in the UK.
AUBREY CHRISTMAS is the chief information officer of Employers’ & Manufacturers’ Association (Northern). He came to New Zealand after working for a number of multinationals including Ernst and Young, Accenture and Citibank. In his current role he provides the vision and leadership for developing and implementing ICT initiatives, and directs the planning and implementation of ICT systems in support of business operations; in order to improve cost effectiveness, service quality and business development.
SAM HIGGINS is research director for Longhaus, globally recognised as one of Oceania’s leading boutique ICT research and advisory companies. His research focuses on enterprise architecture including service orientation and information management, the open source market, enterprise applications and development, and ICT management practices. Since 2009 he has been a leading voice on the evolution of cloud computing within Australia and near shore regions including New Zealand.
- Stephen Beacham, GM IT AU/NZ, DB Schenker
- Helen Harms, GM IT, State Super Financial Services
- Christopher Johnson, CIO, Parsons Brinckerhoff
- David Kennedy, CIO, NSW Office of State Revenue
- Kevin McIsaac, Advisor, IBRS
- Matt Mansour, CIO, GE Capital
- Andrew Milroy, ICT Director, Frost & Sullivan
- Linda Price, VP, Gartner
- Stephen Tame, CIO, Jetstar
- Tom Worthington, Adjunct Lecturer, Australian National University.
- Daniel Lai, Head of IT, MTR Corporation, HK
- Michael Leung, senior vice president and CIO, China Construction Bank (Asia), HK
- Joe Locandro, Director, Group IT, CLP Holdings, HK
- Chu Hong Keong, CIO, HSBC Bank Malaysia, Malaysia
- Hood Abu Bakar, General Manager, Information & Communication Technology, MISC Berhad, Malaysia
- Daniel Tan Tiong Hok, Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
- Jens Butler, Principal Analyst, Ovum Research (Asia)
- Christian Fischer, CIO, Knorr-Bremse, HK
- Raul Paolo Miranda, CIO, REHAU, Singapore
- John Brand, Analyst, Springboard Research, Singapore
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