Current Opportunities

Chief Information Officer

Full Time

Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) supports South Australia’s primary industries to grow and it’s regions to thrive. With over 900 employees across South Australia, PIRSA supports the regions and primary producers by strengthening the links between industry and government whilst they undertake core research and education objectives and ensure successful monitoring and compliance in biosecurity, fisheries and aquaculture management.  There is now a newly developed opportunity for a highly engaged and experienced Chief Information Officer to lead the agency’s ICT strategy and achieve optimal outcomes reflective of all operational, business requirements and a whole of government approach.

The Chief Information Officer, will drive innovation across the ICT branch within PIRSA and demonstrate strong analytical, communication, change management and significant project management skills.  The focus of this newly established role will be primarily on key skills sets and experience in Information security, compliance, policy and governance and risk management. This critical role requires a proven leader with astute and technically sound skills that focus on enterprise architecture, service delivery, ICT strategy development, Cloud and third party Vendor oversight coupled with capability to deliver outstanding results for business and end users through applications.  The Chief Information Officer will hold accountability for all web platforms and development plus delivering the highest levels of data security.

The successful candidate will display a a sound track record in improving efficiencies within a diverse and cross functional environment and influenced large programs of change and transformation across critical systems and architecture. The Chief Information Officer will need to exert a level of political astuteness and respect for the complexities and nature of this role in State government, and understand the mechanics of the operations of wider government and the relationships between the other agencies and PIRSA.

For all confidential enquiries or in order to obtain an Executive Candidate Brief, please contact Alison Surjan, Director Executive Recruitment, at HM Executive on 08 7071 7273.

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