The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) chief information officer Robert Lovery has left the agency, reports ITNews. Lovery was appointed BOM CIO in August 2009, following his role as a business systems and applications manager at the Victorian Environmental Protection Agency. He was appointed at a time when the Department was implementing widespread changes as a result of the Gershon Review and implementing IT efficiency and cost-cutting programs. Assistant Director of Observations and Engineering Sue Barell is currently acting in the CIO role. The Department is now advertising externally for the position, which has a pay grade of between $232,182-$259,114, according to the job advertisement.