The Opportunity

Chief Data and Technology Officer

Job Title: Chief Data and Technology Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2021-08-12
Reference: BH-28725-1
Contact Name: Tara Pospelyj
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 13, 2021 14:58

Job Description

Austroads solves problems for transport agencies in Australia and New Zealand through high-quality, practical and impartial advice, information, tools and services. Its focus is on making mobility safer and more reliable for all users and our transport infrastructure sustainable and future proof. It also provides national services that help transport agencies to operate seamlessly across state borders and bring national efficiencies to their operations.

Austroads is funded by Australian and New Zealand government transport agencies and governed by a board of directors representing each member organisation. It employs approximately 60 people nationally across three business units - Austroads (conducts strategic research and publishes technical guides); Transport Certification Australia (TCA administers the National Telematics Framework and provides assurance in the use of telematics and related technologies), and; the National Exchange of Vehicle and Driver Information System (NEVDIS is a unique national system which enables road authorities to interact across state borders and supports industries).

As the Chief Data & Technology Officer reporting to the CEO, you will be an Executive Team member contributing to the leadership of Austroads to deliver the Strategic Plan 2020 – 2024 which builds on Austroads’ strengths of delivering high quality technical guidance and collectively identifying and solving Australasian transport problems. A key focus is on harnessing the data resources and expertise across Austroads, TCA, and NEVDIS to create greater value for their members and the community.
You will be responsible for providing strategic guidance regarding information management and technology, with a focus on reducing risk through a contemporary and consistent approach to cyber security, improving operational effectiveness, and bringing business units together to harness their data resources to deliver value for their members and the community.

This is a senior, independent role which will work with the executive group, management, and technical leads within the business units, to lead the development and implementation of ‘fit for purpose’ strategies and policies, delivering through the people and resources in the businesses. A feature in your role scope is bringing three distinct work units on to common enterprise platforms and to develop consistent approaches to the management of IT activities and data. You will then work with the business leads to deliver improved value to Austroads members.

We are seeking an executive with the demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategies that improve business performance, reduce risk, and enable new and enhanced data products and services. Ideally you will have experience in IT operations, cyber security, enterprise architecture and data services. Experience in transactional services and/or commercialisation would also be well regarded.

This is an exciting opportunity to create value by harnessing significant unique data assets and contributing strategically to the community and dynamic transport sector across Australia and New Zealand.

Candidate information:

Please click here to download a copy of the candidate information pack. For more information, please contact Derwent at or call Andrew McEncroe or Kate Bromley on 02 9091 3230.

To apply:

Please provide a cover letter highlighting your suitability for the role and a resume by the due date.

Closing date: Sunday, 29th August 2021