Leadership Development Programs


Transform your IT Staff into a prized business asset. Industry-defining programs that advance CIOs and their teams along a powerful pathway—designed to bring maximum value to individuals and their organisations. An important aspect of the Council is our commitment to developing the maturity of the IT sector to build a better future for the industry.

Our leadership programs are not about the technical, they are designed to develop business acumen to drive IT enabled business innovation in the next generation of IT leaders.

How your organisation benefits:

For more information on any of the Pathways programs simply contact:

Joyce Long
02 9902 2767

Meet the Pathways Mentors

Meet the team behind our industry defining learning and development programs.

Andrew Clowes, Regional Director, Chief Information Office, Australia and New Zealand, Jones Lang LaSalle

Andrew is currently the Head of Information Technology for Jones Lang LaSalle, Australia and a National Director of the firm. In this role he is responsible for the development and implementation of the firm’s strategic IT direction as well as the day to day operations of Information Technology in Australia supporting more than 2000 users in 9 corporate offices and hundreds of client sites across the country.

Andrew brings to the role of Head of IT a sound Project Management methodology which has seen the successful implementation of technology projects across Asia Pacific. As a qualified project manager, he has been responsible for a range of property, construction, IT and Business Projects. He was a key part of Jones Lang LaSalle’s global team developing and implementing the global business and IT project management methodology which has been adopted throughout Jones Lang LaSalle.

Nicola Dorling, Digital Director - UNSW

Nicola Dorling is the Digital Director for University of New South Wales (UNSW) , driving alignment of the digital across all aspects of the university to drive improvements in Student, Academic and Researcher experiences.

Nicola has a strong finance and technology background and has held a number of roles from Head of Strategy ,CFO, Management Consulting and most recently Technology Director for Sydney Trains. Nicola is passionate about driving strategic change and transformation by leveraging improvements in technology, from strategy development and execution, where Nicola has lead the development of very successful ICT strategy delivery for eHealth NSW, through to large scale system integration where Nicola was the Technology Director at Sydney Trains implementing the Enterprise Asset Management SAP system.

Nicola is currently Chair of the Board of the CIO council and is passionate about enabling strategic change with leading edge technology application and using data to inform better customer experiences.

Nicola holds memberships as a fellow of the Association of Chartered Accountants, holds an MBA in International Finance is a member of the Institute of Company Directors.

Angela Coble, Director IT APAC, Johnson & Johnson

An internationally published author with experience in Health, Utilities and Finance sectors – enthusiasm and personal energy has supported Ange’s eclectic experience. Ange has enjoyed senior roles in ICT; operations; consumer & marketing strategy; strategic development; organisation transformation; information management and information security programs; learning & development and risk management. Ange’s ongoing success is due to her strong leadership and proven ability in implementing effective strategies to achieve successful business outcomes to create operational advantage. Ange is also passionate about supporting and mentoring young women through life choices and into alternate careers.

Chris Clark, Virtual CIO, VCIO Australia

Starting his learning with computer science, Chris has a diverse career over 20 years in the industry. Starting from a Progress Development house he made a change to an ICT systems integration direction, spending eight years as the senior consultant for Data#3. Enjoying this career path he then started his own consulting company, some of the great enjoyments being the implementation of revenue generating business beside IT&T operations.

As a consultant Chris spent considerable time with CIOs and has a passion to not only take on the CIO role but to proactively expand the visibility and ability of the title. Chris is not afraid to present or discuss information technology as his strength is communicating and breaking down the complexity that businesses have about ICT.

Chris Johnson, IT Director APAC, 20th Century Fox

Christopher Johnson has been working in the IT industry now for 25 years, across marketing, telecommunications, publishing, professional services, media and currently in filmed entertainment. He has held multiple CIO and “Head of IT” roles throughout his career, and in his current position, he heads up the Asia Pacific IT group for Hollywood’s largest film studio – the iconic, Twentieth Century Fox.

In this role, Chris and his team are accountable for all facets of ICT delivery across the Asia Pacific region, from Afghanistan through to New Zealand. The bulk of the APAC IT teams are split between Fox Studios in Sydney and in Tokyo.

Garry Whatley, Director, CIO Advisory

Garry has 25+ years’ experience working in senior positions within the ICT industry. His accumulated knowledge and extensive experience has positioned him as a forefront leader in the Industry and is highly recognised and respected.

Garry has held a number of strategic C-level roles including, General Manager, Information Technology and Online Services for Sony. Over the past 14 years Garry has held the CIO role at Corporate Express/Staples Australia where he was involved in the due diligence and integration of over 54 acquisitions; owned and delivered a $50 million multiple year, multiple country business transformation program which involved significant business, process and technology change. Garry also oversaw the development of an online business that grew from $20 million to $800 million.

Karen Scott Davie, Principle Consultant, Business Aspect

Karen Scott Davie is an executive leader with 20 years experience in finance, technology and digital transformation projects. She has worked for clients and employers in the health, finance, tourism, education, membership, NFP and govt sectors with global experience working in USA, UK, Europe and Asiapac.

Her corporate finance and technology background combined with executive leadership, business strategy and change management skills enables Karen to deliver complex projects and business operational units on time, within budget and manage the change impact across all business stakeholders.

Peter Nevin, CIO, Genea

Peter has 25 + years international, best-practice experience bridging Information Technology, Business Strategy, Change Management, Operations and Leadership. Peter has experience leading aggressive stretch growth mandates across blue-chip corporates and multi-nationals like Deloitte, SKM, Sedgman and Serco.

Peter is recognised internationally for possessing a rare talent in turning around failing operations, improving business practices and systems used as a basis for international expansion, together with a depth of experience in successfully integrating mergers and acquisitions. Peter has broad experience gained through holding senior leadership in both public and private businesses; from start-ups, SMEs, ASE listed corporations and multi-nationals.

Royce Michael Lee, Strategy, Transformation & Engagement

An experienced ASX 50 technology executive with a passion for creating sustainable competitive advantage through the effective deployment of people, process, and technology to extend, enhance, and amplify organisational capabilities. With a master’s degree in business and technology and certifications in strategy and architecture, IT governance and service management, I have skills in strategy formulation, enterprise architecture, technology roadmap development, stakeholder engagement, and change management.

Strongly advocates a 'cloud-first’ approach to improving IT effectiveness by improving data availability and mobility, and through focussing technology investment on initiatives supporting innovation, differentiation, and the digitalisation of business.

To learn more about our Learning and Development programs simply contact the team cioec-team@idg.com.au