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RailCorp CIO Vicki Coleman reported to have been stood down

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The Daily Telegraph has published a story alleging that RailCorp CIO, Vicki Coleman, has been stood down.

Coleman was recruited to RailCorp in 2004 to implement new IT systems and has had extensive private sector experience. She is credited with transforming the RailCorp IT instructructure.

She is a member of the CIO Executive Council, an advisory body responsible for overseeing the implementation of NSW Government’s People First ICT strategic plan.

Six months ago, MIS Magazine named Coleman Government CIO of the year for her work in transforming the IT infrastructure at RailCorp.

As CIO, Coleman was responsible for implementing a four-year ICT Strategic Plan for RailCorp released in February 2005 that included:

  • an ICT subcommittee established to focus the board’s oversight and involvement, and boosting governance
  • a single ICT Group to centralize ICT responsibilities
  • development of a standard operating environment for the technical infrastructure

Coleman advocated the consolidation of technical infrastructure, the strengthening of processes and practices and a focus on ensuring information system support adequately reinforces the five core business units of RailCorp.

Coleman’s IT career spans over 25 years, including senior positions in the financial, airline and utility sectors, in large corporates and statutory organisations. Previous positions include The Reserve Bank of Australia, Westpac Banking Corporation, Qantas Airways and Sydney Water.

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