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Stephen Haddad exits Bauer Media, joins Southern Cross Austereo

Jennifer O'Brien | July 27, 2016
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He said the team also took on a bigger focus on measurement and how IT engaged with the business, "how we measure and communicate with the business," as well as a big focus around IT service delivery.

"It has been an intense two years, which was great."

Meanwhile, Bauer Media is on the hunt for a CIO to lead its large IT division and "transform the Bauer application landscape," according to the job advertisement.

"As chief information officer, you'll enjoy full accountability for our business' information technology and systems. You'll be responsible for leading operational planning and implementation of our enterprise systems and for the leadership of a dedicated and experienced IT team," the company said.

Reporting to the CFO, the CIO role is a member of the executive leadership team, participating in strategic and operational governance processes. The CIO will foster innovation and maintain an IT organisational structure that supports the needs and development of the business, and enhances client service offering for competitive advantage, the job ad said.

Haddad said the incoming CIO has a good foundation already in place, particularly all things around transformation, including datacentre relocation, unified communications, financial systems application rationalisation, and admin systems rationalisation.

"We have left this role in a very good position. There are pretty clear strategic plans for the department going forward. There are four or five major strategic things that are almost ready to go.

"They are just looking for someone to drive execution. The new person will obviously form their own view on those . . . but we have matured them to a point where the new person can pick them up, have good detail, look at them and then run with them."

Source: CIO

 

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