Judges


Wendy Bussen

Director, Bussen Consulting

Wendy Bussen has over 20 years’ experience in executive leadership roles. These include IS Manager at UNITEC, Director Information Services at the AUT University and General Manager Corporate Services at the Auckland Regional Council. In the last 9 years Wendy has been running her own international consultancy business leading transformation programmes at ASB, Commonwealth Bank, Fletcher Building, Fonterra and in the Health Sector . She is known for driving change through the use of new technologies and creating new ways of working. She is experienced in establishing shared services, contact centres and building centres of excellence.

Michael Myers

Professor of Information Systems, University of Auckland Business School

Michael Myers is Head of the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management at the University of Auckland. After working for IBM New Zealand, Michael joined the university approximately 25 years ago. Since then he has served as President of the Association for Information Systems, as senior editor of the two top academic journals in IS, and is recognised as one of the top IS scholars in the world. He chaired the International Conference on Information Systems held in Auckland in December 2014.

Ross Hughson

Managing Director, Personal Information Management Ltd

Ross has held some of the most challenging IT leadership roles in New Zealand and is recognised as a thought leader in the IT community. He has had a successful career in Executive and General Management in the public and private sector, primarily focused in the area of IT management. A previous winner of the CIO of the Year Award (2000), he has also served on a number of national and international IT advisory and corporate governance boards over many years. Ross is currently managing Director of Personal Information Management Ltd, a start-up company working in the area of Personal Clouds and Identity management, and also provides independent directorship and consultancy services to the market.

Garry Collings

General Manager, Toll Carriers

Garry Collings has been an active judge with the CIO awards since 2008 and is a winner of CIO of the year. Garry maintained a successful IT career in both the UK and NZ for over 20 years. Garry has a strong passion for growing talent and has mentored many individuals with developing their natural abilities and helping them reach their true potential. Armed with a MBA from Waikato University in 1999, Garry became an independent consultant assisting companies like Vector Energy, Mighty River Power, and Eagle Technologies. Previous to this Garry was the Country Manager for Netapp and CIO for both Tranzrail and Mainfreight. Garry now holds the position of GM for Toll Specialised Transport.

Kevin Angland

General Manager Digital Services, Mercury

Kevin is responsible for the strategic direction, leadership and management of all customer operations, digital and technology capability at Mercury. He is at the heart of Mercury’s focus on customer-lead innovation, delivering value to customers through data and digital platforms. Kevin has a breadth of experience in digital transformation and delivering some of New Zealand’s biggest technology projects. He was NZ CIO of the Year in 2014, and held senior leadership positions with New Zealand’s largest insurer IAG over the past decade prior to joining Mercury in 2016.

Kevin is a member of the advisory boards for the University of Auckland Strategic CIO Programme, the annual New Zealand CIO Summit and a Board member of Electricity Retailers' Association (ERANZ). He holds an MBA and Graduate Diploma in Business & Information Services from the University of Auckland.

Peter Muggleston

Chief Information Officer, Foodstuffs North Island

Peter joined Foodstuffs Auckland as Chief Information Officer in 2012 and was appointed CIO at Foodstuffs North Island in 2013. In this time he has led a significant business transformation based on deploying SAP Retail across the North Island, replacement of the entire technology stack, and the technology work stream of the merger of Foodstuffs Auckland and Wellington to form the 3rd largest company in NZ by revenue. Prior to Foodstuffs, Peter worked internationally with Shell Oil before returning to New Zealand where he held senior roles at ASB Bank including; Chief Manager Information Services, GM Online Banking and GM Technology Planning & Architecture before joining Sovereign as Chief Information Officer.

Ariana Bascand

Director of Surveys, Winsborough

As the Director of Surveys at Winsborough Ari is responsible for the development, management and operation of Winsborough’s Surveys in support of all Winsborough Development Programmes. Data, technology and analytics feature heavily in her role where she supports a national team of Organisational Psychologists who work in the leadership space with many of New Zealand's leading corporate businesses and government departments.
Ari is a passionate advocate of learning, leadership and culture within the Winsborough business and is delighted to be participating as a judge for the CIO Summit Awards in 2017.