CIO & Interim Executive | Transformation and Technology Leader | Board & Non-Executive Director

David has more than 20 years experience in Information Technology (IT) and business. His career spans across various industries, including private, public and government sectors. Regardless of which environment he has worked in, David has blended a bigger picture understanding with an innate ability to link the interconnecting dynamics of technology and business to achieve operational outcomes.

David is a firm advocate of the organisational imperative to 'transform' rather than continually 'evolve'. He has earned a reputation for developing strategies and roadmaps synthesising people, process and technology elements in a way that drives outcomes beyond expectation. He is now taking this same vision to running his own consulting and advisory practice - The Virtual CIO Advisory.

With proven success defining and leading programs of work that take organisations from legacy ways of working to future state models, David has led significant IT transformations that have moved organisations to customer-centric, transparent, accessible ways of working in addition to building ICT functions that are regarded by the business as 'enablers' not cost centres.

Given this experience, I am a flexible resource that can operate as a safe pair of hands to steady the ship or an experienced change agent. I strongly believe technology is a people process. Technology and ITs main purpose is. to service people. It's about enabling people to do their jobs.

Variously described by his peers as a transformational leader who has the vision to identify business opportunities, inspire and lead people to see the opportunity and vision, then turning this innovation into reality. On a personal level, as a leader, David believes that a workplace should balance pragmatism, sensitivity, and courage, and he strives to instill a positive culture based on these characteristics.


 
Experience
CIO | Technology & Transformation Leader at the Virtual CIO Advisory Services - 2011-Present
CIO Advisory @ Mulesoft via the Virtual CIO Advisory Services - 2020-Present
Strategy Consultant to icare (Insurance & Care NSW) via the Virtual CIO Advisory Services - 2017-2020
CIO at Central Coast Council - 2016-2017
Head of Business Technology Services (proxy CIO) at Stateplus - 2014-2016
CIO/CTO at NSW Department of Trade & Investment - 2011-2014
CIO/CTO at Communities NSW - 2010-2011
CIO at Officer of State Revenue (Revenue NSW) - 2008-2010
General Manager Technology Operations at NSW Police Force - 2007-2008
Senior Manager at Pitcher Partners Consulting - 2006-2007
CIO at Victorian Auditor-Generals Office - 2004-2006
Manager Knowledge & Information Management at Transurban - 2001-2004
Business Solutions Manager (proxy CIO) at Pennzoil Quaker State Australia - 2000-2001
Operations & Technology Manager at Pennzoil Quaker State Australia - 1999-2000
Various at The Lubrizol Corporation - 1992-1999

Boards & Committees
Vice President - Aeromodellers NSW - 2020-Present
Non Executive Director - Southside Montessori School- 2018-2020
Board Member - Sydney Society of Model Engineers - 2016-Present
Board Member - St. Pius X College - 2014-2020
Council Member - NSW Government ICT Leadership Council - 2008-2014
Board Member - CIO Executive Council Australia & New Zealand - 2008-2012

email: me@davidkennedy.com.au | telephone: +61(0)400 020 300