NSW Dept of Finance seeks group CIO


news The New South Wales Department of Finance, Services & Innovation (DFSI) has advertised for a new group chief information officer, with its longstanding incumbent CIO Malcolm Freame reportedly shifting into a different role inside the state’s public sector.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Freame has led the department’s IT operations as CIO since August 2010. In this role, he has led the implementation of the state’s Blueprint for Shared Services and led ICT reforms within the department that have seen some services moved out to a shared services model.

Freame is a highly experienced CIO, having worked across IT and business lines (including in consulting) since the late 1980’s. Computerworld reported this week that the executive had moved into a role responsible for vendor management within the NSW State Government.

The department has advertised to replace Freame. The role carried with it a total remuneration package of between $252,000 and $284,000, dependent upon skills and experience, and the successful candidate will need to demonstrate a wide variety of ICT-related skills to be successful.

The ad states: “The Department of Finance, Services & Innovation (DFSI) is a service provider, regulator and central agency of government. We are transforming the way we do business to help make NSW great. This is a rare opportunity and a high profile role, critical in providing strategic technology leadership across DFSI to ensure the agency is a leader in government.”

“A key leadership role in driving Technology Change & Transformation across the DFSI. You will bring a keen focus developing technology solutions as a business partner, and you will lead delivery and execution of those solutions. Listening and influencing across the diverse lines of business, you will ensure strategy execution grounded with sound governance.”

“You will have a successful track record in a ‘C’ level / Head of ICT role with recent experience in large scale information & knowledge management frameworks, enterprise architecture, ERP consolidation and application of best-of-breed consumption and service delivery models. A sound track record in fiscal management is required as you will be responsible for leading the organisation’s technology investment strategy and ensuring sound financial plans and controls relating to ICT expenditure are in place.”

“This is a role for a positive change agent and people leader and mentor with a track record of building high performing teams. You will be comfortable leading in a centralised federated model that will include line of business CIO’s reporting to you.”