[LINK] AGIMO chief retiring

Jan Whitaker jwhit at janwhitaker.com
Thu Nov 22 22:46:26 AEDT 2012

[note the time stamp. It is now 10.45pm on 22 November at my house. 
They must hand-enter the time stamps on their stories at Fairfax. Weird.]

Top government technology chief resigns

Lia Timson
Published: November 23, 2012 - 12:00AM

The federal government's top technology agency chief has resigned unexpectedly.

Ann Steward, chief information officer of the Australian Government 
Information Management Office sent an email to staff on Wednesday 
afternoon announcing her retirement as of the end of the year.

"I would like to advise you all that after seven long, hard and 
rewarding years, I have decided to retire," she said in the email.

"We can all be very proud of the many achievements that have been 
delivered over the years, supporting the governments of the day in 
the delivery of their programs and services."

A spokeswoman for the Department of Finance and Deregulation 
confirmed it became aware of the resignation on Wednesday.

Steward told ITPro that after 30 yrs in the public service, seven as 
Australian Government CIO she felt it was "time now to move on and do 
other things".

She hoped her legacy would be "the recognition and understanding of 
how core ICT is to everything government does (...) and the 
transformational role that ICT plays."

Research director for Ovum, Kevin Noonan, said Steward's departure 
came as a surprise.

"My understanding is Ann did her sums. It's her decision."


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