Appointment of the Chief Digital Officer

Kia ora,

I have great pleasure in announcing the appointment of Michael Oulsnam to the role of Chief Digital Officer which will lead IT Services at UC.  Michael is an experienced digital leader who joins us from Air New Zealand where he has an impressive track record of driving innovation, transformation, agile ways of working and building and leading high performing teams. Michael is also very passionate about connecting people and driving a constructive culture and is looking forward to coming to Christchurch and the University to continue the change process underway.

Michael is currently based in Silicon Valley in the USA where he is the Head of Digital Ventures for Air New Zealand and will be joining us on campus in early October after quarantining. I am very excited for Michael to join us here at UC, with over 15 years’ experience in digital technology and leadership this will help us to further accelerate our digital transformation to ensure our UC Strategy can be delivered.

Albert will continue as Acting CIO until the end of October.

Ngā mihi,
Keith Longden
Executive Director of Planning, Finance and IT | Kaihautū Matua Kōahu

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