CIO50

CIO50 2020

CIO50: New Zealand’s most innovative CIOs

CIO50: New Zealand’s most innovative CIOs

Welcome to the 2nd annual CIO50 list where we recognise the top 50 senior technology executives who are driving innovation and influencing rapid change across their organisations.

The research is held in conjunction with CIO50 in Australia. Together, the executives in these lists comprise the CIO100 ANZ leaders.

On behalf of the team at CIO New Zealand, we hope that you enjoy reading these inspiring stories of innovation and leadership.

Sarah Putt
Editor, CIO New Zealand

CIO50 2020

  • 1

    Rebecca Chenery

    Watercare

    Chief digital officer

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  • 2

    Brian Northern

    Fulton Hogan

    Group CIO

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  • 3

    Kevin Drinkwater

    Mainfreight

    Chief information officer

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  • 4

    Thomas Hyde

    Beca

    Executive director and chief digital officer

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  • 5

    Pete Yates

    Entrada Travel Group

    Chief technology officer

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  • 6

    Roger Jones

    Auckland Transport

    Executive general manager technology

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  • 7

    Jennifer Sepull

    Air New Zealand

    Chief digital officer

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  • 8

    Richard Kay

    New Zealand Trade & Enterprise

    Chief digital officer

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  • 9

    Mark Leadbetter

    House of Travel

    IT director

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  • 10

    Shayne Tong

    Auckland District Health Board

    Chief digital officer

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  • 11

    Craig Bunyan

    ANZ New Zealand

    General manager technology

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  • 12

    Simon Kennedy

    Foodstuffs North Island

    Chief digital officer

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  • 13

    Mark Beder

    Spark New Zealand

    Technology director

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  • 14

    Peter Muggleston

    Tower Insurance

    Chief operating officer

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  • 15

    David Kennedy

    Transaction Services Group

    Group CIO

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  • 16

    Nathan Scott

    Valocity Global

    Chief technology officer

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  • 17

    Nicholas Fourie

    Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

    Vice president – ICT

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  • 18

    Piers Shore

    Fonterra Co-operative

    Chief information officer

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  • 19

    Stella Ward

    Canterbury District Health Board and West Coast District Health Board

    Chief digital officer

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  • 20

    Allan Lightbourne

    Tauranga City Council

    Chief digital officer

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  • 21

    Mark John Denvir

    Auckland Council

    Director ICT

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  • 22

    Neville Richardson

    Gallagher Group

    Chief information officer

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  • 23

    James Allison

    healthAlliance

    Chief information officer

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  • 24

    Jason Mangan

    University of Auckland

    Chief technology officer

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  • 25

    Mandy Simpson

    Z Energy

    Chief digital officer

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26 - 50 (In alphabetical order)

  • Wilson L. Alley

    Delegat Group

    Chief information officer

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  • Pieter Bakker

    Frucor Suntory

    Business technology director

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  • Andrew Bates

    Harmoney

    Chief technology officer

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  • Paul Brady

    CarbonClick

    Chief technology officer

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  • Anna Brodie

    Education Payroll Ltd

    Head of technology

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  • Christopher Buxton

    Stats NZ

    Chief digital officer

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  • Tony Carpinter

    New Zealand Blood Service

    Chief information officer

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  • Sean Davidson

    VTNZ/Dekra

    Vice president, information technology -Southern Africa and Oceania

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  • Iain Gauld

    Contact Energy

    CIO – customer technology

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  • Wilfred Godfrey

    Centrality

    Chief technology officer

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  • Liz Gosling

    Auckland University of Technology

    Chief information officer

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  • Andrew Haddad

    Vodafone New Zealand

    Chief information officer

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  • Mandy Kennedy

    Regional Facilities Auckland

    Chief technology officer

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  • Steve Kurzeja

    Vocus

    Chief technology officer

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  • Angela Nash

    NZ Rugby

    Chief technology officer

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  • Sarah Thirlwall

    MinterEllisonRuddWatts

    Chief digital officer

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  • Rebecca Thomas

    PwC NZ

    Chief information officer

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  • Craig Ward

    Kiwi Wealth

    Chief technology officer

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  • Dan Wilkinson

    Fidelity Life

    Chief technology officer

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  • Richard Wyke

    Figured

    Chief product officer

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  • Christine Yip

    LSG Sky Chefs NZ

    Business improvement manager

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  • Simon Young

    Trade Me​

    Chief product and technology officer

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1
Rebecca Chenery Chief digital officer Watercare
2
Brian Northern Group CIO Fulton Hogan
3
Kevin Drinkwater Chief information officer Mainfreight
4
Thomas Hyde Executive director and chief digital officer Beca
5
Pete Yates Chief technology officer Entrada Travel Group
6
Roger Jones Executive general manager technology Auckland Transport
7
Jennifer Sepull Chief digital officer Air New Zealand
8
Richard Kay Chief digital officer New Zealand Trade & Enterprise
9
Mark Leadbetter IT director House of Travel
10
Shayne Tong Chief digital officer Auckland District Health Board
11
Craig Bunyan General manager technology ANZ New Zealand
12
Simon Kennedy Chief digital officer Foodstuffs North Island
13
Mark Beder Technology director Spark New Zealand
14
Peter Muggleston Chief operating officer Tower Insurance
15
David Kennedy Group CIO Transaction Services Group
16
Nathan Scott Chief technology officer Valocity Global
17
Nicholas Fourie Vice president – ICT Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
18
Piers Shore Chief information officer Fonterra Co-operative
19
Stella Ward Chief digital officer Canterbury District Health Board and West Coast District Health Board
20
Allan Lightbourne Chief digital officer Tauranga City Council
21
Mark John Denvir Director ICT Auckland Council
22
Neville Richardson Chief information officer Gallagher Group
23
James Allison Chief information officer healthAlliance
24
Jason Mangan Chief technology officer University of Auckland
25
Mandy Simpson Chief digital officer Z Energy

26 - 50 (In alphabetical order)

Wilson L. AlleyChief information officerDelegat Group
Tim AynsleyHead of ICTMercury NZ
Pieter BakkerBusiness technology directorFrucor Suntory
Shehan BalaHead of productUneeQ
Andrew BatesChief technology officerHarmoney
Paul BradyChief technology officerCarbonClick
Anna BrodieHead of technologyEducation Payroll Ltd
Christopher BuxtonChief digital officerStats NZ
Tony CarpinterChief information officerNew Zealand Blood Service
Nisha ClarkHead of technologyDowner
Sean DavidsonVice president, information technology -Southern Africa and OceaniaVTNZ/Dekra
Iain GauldCIO – customer technologyContact Energy
Wilfred GodfreyChief technology officerCentrality
Liz GoslingChief information officerAuckland University of Technology
Andrew HaddadChief information officerVodafone New Zealand
Mandy KennedyChief technology officerRegional Facilities Auckland
Steve KurzejaChief technology officerVocus
Angela NashChief technology officerNZ Rugby
Sarah ThirlwallChief digital officerMinterEllisonRuddWatts
Rebecca ThomasChief information officerPwC NZ
Craig WardChief technology officerKiwi Wealth
Dan WilkinsonChief technology officerFidelity Life
Richard WykeChief product officerFigured
Christine YipBusiness improvement managerLSG Sky Chefs NZ
Simon YoungChief product and technology officerTrade Me​