ASIC has appointed a new chief information officer. Jo Harper has been acting information chief since February following Wendy Bryant's departure and has now been confirmed in the role. She joined ASIC in 2013 as senior manager, IT assurance and later became a program director.
Prior to ASIC, she was an examiner and assessor at accreditation and exam institute APMG Australasia and a management consultant with PCS.
"Jo has a solid background in IT with over 30 years' experience in roles ranging from programmer through to project manager, director of information technology, project management consultant and trainer," ASIC said.
"With experience in both private and public sector organisations, Jo brings significant experience in managing successful projects from small scale implementations through to multi-million dollar programs. Jo has extensive experience in people management and providing leadership to achieve individual and team objectives."
News of Harper's appointment occurs alongside the release of the regulator's data strategy for 2017-2020. The strategy includes the creation of a new chief data office and establishing a data and information governance framework.
It represents part of ASIC's "One ASIC" initiative, which comprises establishing a data repository and search tool, implementing a single and fully-integrated customer relationship management system (replacing legacy ones), using a "common language that supports consistent recording, reporting and analysis" and developing a new online presence "to support improved stakeholder interaction and better collection of digital data."This article was first published by : http://www.financialstandard.com.auAuthor: ALEX BURKE