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Curtin appoints new Chief Information Officer

Media release

Curtin University has appointed an international business and information technology leader to the role of Chief Information Officer.

Mr Jason Cowie, currently based in Florida as Managing Vice President of Service Delivery Enablement at Gartner where he drives the service delivery enablement of all strategic advisers worldwide, will take up the new position in January 2019.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry welcomed Mr Cowie’s appointment, adding he would bring a wealth of information technology (IT) experience to the role.

“Jason will join Curtin as our new Chief Information Officer next year with more than 25 years’ experience in the IT industry and a successful track record as a business-oriented, innovative and transformational leader,” Professor Terry said.

“Jason brings significant knowledge and experience in IT, digital enablement and transformation, as well as an understanding of the importance of ensuring effective communication between technology and business to ensure high-performing and collaborative teams.”

Mr Cowie’s previous experience includes holding Chief Information Officer roles for Calibre Group, Cape Australia and Macmahon Holdings, as well as strategic advisory roles within Gartner, a top tier global leader in research and advisory services.

The Chief Information Officer provides vision, leadership and commercial acumen to innovate across Curtin’s teaching, research and commercial operations.

The position is also responsible for developing the University’s data analytics, smart campus, student experience and partnership initiatives while overseeing the delivery of secure and stable ICT services and infrastructure.