David Kennedy

CIO - CTO - CDO - Technology and People Leader - NED


Synthesizing my more than 20 years’ experience in the technology and leadership, I lead end-to-end business operations and transformations with a focus on future sustainability and benefits realization. I blend a bigger picture understanding with an innate ability to link the interconnecting dynamics of technology and business to achieve operational outcomes.

I am an experienced and flexible resource that can operate as a safe pair of hands to steady the ship or an experienced change agent. Variously described by my 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.

I strongly believe technology is a people process. IT and Technologies main purpose is to service people. It's about enabling people and organisations.

  • e-mail me@davidkennedy.com.au
  • Phone +61 (0)400 020 300
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The Difference I Make

Leadership

Proven leadership and management experience across multidisciplinary teams at a senior level

Strategy

Proven success in developing & implementing IT & digital strategies, IT operating models

Change

Experienced in leading change & transformations using a people, process & technology approach

Consultancy

Trusted advisor & mentor to members of executive and leadership teams

  • Career Overview

  • CIO & Principal Consultant - the Virtual CIO Advisory Services

    2011 - present
  • CIO Advisory @ MuleSoft

    2020 - present
  • Strategy Advisor & Consultant to icare (Insurance & Care NSW)

    2017 - 2020
  • CIO - Central Coast Council

    2016 - 2017
  • Founder @ Uglyhead Games

    2010 - 2020

    Developing children games and applications which are ideally both fun and educational.

  • Head of Business Technology Services (CIO) – StatePlus

    2014 - 2016
  • CIO/CTO – NSW Department of Trade & Investment

    2011 - 2014
  • CIO – Communities NSW

    2010 - 2011
  • CIO and Director – NSW Office of State Revenue

    2008 - 2010
  • General Manager Technology Operations - NSW Police Force

    2007 - 2008
  • Senior Manager - Pitcher Partners ICT Consulting Practice

    2006 - 2007
  • CIO - Victorian Auditor General’s Office

    2004 - 2006
  • Manager Knowledge & IM - Transurban

    2001- 2004
  • Business Solutions Manager (CIO) - Pennzoil Australia

    1999 - 2001

    and Manufacturing Operations and Technical Manager.

  • AFFILIATIONS, MEMBERSHIPS & Education

  • Diploma in Law - LPAB/LEC

    2020 - present
  • Master of Business Administration

    2004
  • Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors

    2008 - present
  • BOARD & COMMITTEE EXPERIENCE

    Vice President of Aeromodellers NSW - 2020 to present

    Board Member Sydney Society of Model Engineers - 2016 to present

    Non-Executive Director Southside Montessori School - 2018 to 2020

    Board member of St Pius X College Chatswood - 2014 to 2020
    and member of the Property, Investment & Technology Committee 2013 – 2016 and member of the Strategic Planning Committee 2016 – 2020

    Member of NSW Government ICT Leadership Group - 2008 to 2014
    The leadership group is an advisory body to the ICT Board responsible for the oversight and strategic direction of ICT across NSW Government.

    Director/Board member CIO Executive Council - 2008 to 2012
    and Pathways: ICT Leadership Development Program - A local founding CIO member of the Pathways Program.

    Secretary Melbourne Rugby Union Football Club - 2005-2007