Ovum nicks Intermedium’s consulting chief


Analyst firm Ovum has nicked government technology advisory firm Intermedium’s head of consulting, Kevin Noonan, to lead its Canberra-based public sector practice.

A former chief information officer at government agency AusIndustry, Noonan had worked at Intermedium for the past three and a half years, defecting to be a public sector research director at Ovum at the beginning of this year.

“After more than three years at Intermedium, I’m now moving to a new role,” Noonan wrote on his LinkedIn profile. “Thanks to all I have worked with over that time. Keep you posted.”

Ovum announced the move in a statement today, with regional public sector chief and former Victorian Government deputy CIO Steve Hodgkinson saying the hire representated a “significant step forward” for the analyst firm.

“We are pleased to have somebody of Kevin’s caliber and experience joining the team,” said Hodgkinson. “He is well positioned with a wealth of experience spanning both government and industry.”

Noonan’s resume is studded with government roles over the past 28 years, including three years as the AusIndustry CIO, three years as assistant secretary of the Department of Health and Ageing’s Business Systems Branch, five years as a director at the Australian Taxation Office and 10 years as an assistant director and project manager at Centrelink (then the Department of Social Security).

Ovum has been building its team in Australia over the past few years. From a telecommunications base the company has expanded into IT services with the 2008 hiring of former IDC, Gartner and META Group analyst Jens Butler, as well as Hodgkinson earlier.