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MLC Wealth has appointed Darren McKenzie as its new chief technology and operations officer with McKenzie to begin his role in March.  McKenzie was previously at RSA Insurance in the UK where he was COO for the local and international arm.  He will report to both NAB Group Chief Technology

Over the last decade the proliferation of consumer technology has had an ancillary effect on enterprise IT and its respective executives, according to Pure Storage CIO Cathy Southwick.  While consumer tech has highlighted the value of technology throughout an organisation it has brought with it new expectations, creating new pressure


Good news to finish the decade: the Australian Institute of Company Directors reports that the percentage of women on ASX 200 boards has reached 30 per cent for the first time. There are still, however, seven companies in the ASX 200 with no women on their boards. They are (as at

Sales and marketing platform Seismic has named senior hires in sales, marketing and technical roles, based in Australia, bolstering its local and Asia Pacific (APAC) operations. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Richard Kulkarni joins Seismic as VP for Asia Pacific to oversee region-wide business operations. Kulkarni has more

Tim Kelsey will step down from the role of CEO of the Australian Digital Health Agency in January. Kelsey led the ADHA since 2016 and presided over the introduction of the controversial $1.5 billion My Health Record system. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The ADHA board will appoint

Kelly Bayer Rosmarin is the new CEO of Optus, replacing Alan Lew, who will move to the management team of Optus parent Singtel after five years at the helm of the Australian telco. Bayer Rosmarin has been Optus deputy CEO since joining from the Commonwealth Bank in March after missing

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Google’s existing CEO Sundar Pichai is now also parent company Alphabet, following the departure of the company’s co-founders from the top of the organisation.  Larry Page is stepping down as CEO of Alphabet, while Sergey Brin is vacating his role as President of the company. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular

In a further boost to Accenture’s technology business, the company has announced Scott Hahn as its new Technology Lead for Australia and New Zealand, effective immediately. In this role, Hahn will be responsible for building capability in advanced technology and delivering on the company’s strategic business priorities within its strong


Are you a newly appointed CTO? Have you recently promoted someone into a CTO role? Or perhaps hired someone externally to be accountable for overseeing the use of technology in your organisation? At Gartner, we’re seeing the CTO role evolve in response to the demands of digital business. Digital business

Qualtrics has appointed Brigid Archibald as country manager for Australia and New Zealand.  Archibald, who has held senior sales and leadership positions with Salesforce and American Express, is now tasked with accelerating the company’s growth locally.  Qualtrics, which was acquired by SAP 12 months ago for US$8 billion, offers customer