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Curtin appoints new Chief Information Officer

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Curtin University of Technology has appointed Peter Nikoletatos as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Formerly the University of Newcastle’s CIO, Mr Nikoletatos has more than 25 years experience in the information technology (IT) industry in Australia and overseas.

Curtin Vice-Chancellor Professor Jeanette Hacket welcomed the appointment of Mr Nikoletatos who will be responsible for continuing to develop the University’s capacity to better deliver teaching, research and services.

“Mr Nikoletatos brings extensive strategic leadership and management experience to the role,” Professor Hacket said.

“Over the years, he has held several senior appointments including IT Manager for I-MED – DCA Group – and National Manager eBusiness for CSC- formerly BHP IT,” she said.

“He holds a fellowship with the Australian Institute of Project Managers, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a long-time member of the Australian Institute of Management.

“His experience will be a valuable asset and I look forward to him continuing our unified IT approach that will position the University to meet the needs and expectations of the Curtin community, and take full advantage of future technological advancements.”

He will also be responsible for service delivery, strategic partnerships, smooth internal working relations and will oversee an annual budget of $40m and more than 200 IT staff.

Mr Nikoletatos said he was looking forward to his role at Western Australia’s largest university.

“In my previous position I was responsible for providing strategic leadership in relation to IT directions and managing about 120 IT staff and I am looking forward to the challenges of a bigger university,” Mr Nikoletatos said.

He holds a Bachelor of Business University of Newcastle, 1996, Masters of Education Studies University of Newcastle, 1998, Graduate Diploma in Law Southern Cross University, 2004, and is currently undertaking a PhD.

Attention Editor/COS: A photograph of Mr Nikoletatos is available on request.

Modified: 15 October 2008