Queensland Rail CIO departs


Queensland Rail chief information officer Patrick Lilwall appears to have left the organisation after just over a year in its top technology role.

What appears to the executive’s LinkedIn profile lists him as “Taking time out” and the Queensland Rail position as ending this month, although further information is not currently available. The story was first reported by the Financial Review this morning.

Previously an account director at local IT services firm SMS Management & Technology for four and a half years, Lilwall took the Queensland Rail spot in January 2009 following the departure of the group’s long-standing CIO Dallas Stower.

Queensland Rail is currently engaged in a long-running project to transform its internal enterprise applications with the aid of German giant SAP and HCL-Axon. The organisation has a sizable internal technology division.