CIO50 Awards recognize top IT leaders in Australia

The event is hosted by CIO in partnership with IDC

The prestigious CIO50 Symposium & Awards, renowned for celebrating excellence in technology and digital leadership, has announced the top 50 IT leaders in Australia for 2023, alongside the winners of its esteemed CIO50 Awards. The event, hosted by CIO in partnership with IDC, honoured IT executives who have showcased exceptional leadership, enabled business innovation through technology, delivered impactful change, and fostered great workplace cultures.

Sheridan Ware, Chief Information and Technology Officer at Charter Hall, was crowned the top winner of the 2023 CIO50 Awards, acknowledging her outstanding contributions to the field. Additionally, Angela Coble, Managing Director in Transformation and Leadership at Accenture, became the second IT leader to be inducted into the prestigious CIO50 Hall of Fame, recognizing her long-standing achievements and influence. Furthermore, Anafrid Bennet, Head of Technology, Security, and Property at Greater Western Water, was honoured with the inaugural Next CIO award, highlighting her exceptional talent and potential in the industry.

The CIO50 Awards, now in its eighth year, recognize the achievements of Australia’s top IT executives, showcasing their leadership skills in driving business innovation, delivering value, and building strong workplace cultures. This year’s winners were led by Sheridan Ware, followed by Brett Reedman, CIO at Catholic Healthcare, and Eglantine Etiemble, Chief Technology Officer at PEXA Group, securing the second and third ranks, respectively.

In a new addition to the awards, the Next CIO award was introduced to acknowledge rising stars who have demonstrated exceptional skills and innovation within their organizations. Anafrid Bennet was recognized as the 2023 Next CIO winner, impressing the judging panel with her leadership, technology prowess, business acumen, innovation, and people skills.

The Team of the Year awards were also presented to recognize technology teams that have made significant contributions in driving innovation, building strong team cultures, fostering growth, and delivering exceptional results for their companies and customers.

The winners of the Team of the Year awards are as follows:

  • Team of the Year: Talent: Maurice Blackburn, a law firm, for their talent development program.
  • Team of the Year: Customer Value: Virgin Australia, for their innovative approach to resolving high-impact customer pain points.
  • Team of the Year: Resilience: Catholic Healthcare, for their resilience and exceptional success in implementing innovative solutions.
  • Team of the Year: Culture: Assetlink, an integrated facilities services provider, for fostering a positive and supportive workplace culture.

Despite the challenges and uncertainties faced by businesses and CIOs, this year’s CIO50 Awards serve as a testament to the resilience and determination demonstrated by Australia’s leading IT leaders. Their ability to provide strong leadership, drive transformative initiatives, and achieve favorable business outcomes in a digital world has been recognized and applauded.

Linus Lai, Vice President, Chief Analyst ANZ and Digital Business and Trust at IDC Asia/Pacific, commended the recipients, stating that they have showcased remarkable resilience and determination in their roles as CIOs, consistently leading transformative initiatives and driving positive business results in an ever-changing digital landscape.



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