Valda Berzins is currently the Chief Information Officer for Victoria Police responsible for all information technology. Some of her key projects include IT retender, new mobile data network, and metropolitan mobile radio replacement.
Prior to this, she was CIO at Australia Post, responsible for strategy, planning and the delivery of all information systems, supporting architecture and facilities management. Before joining Australia Post, Valda held positions of Finance Director, and Executive Director Information Systems, respectively. Most of her career has been spent with Carlton and United Breweries Limited.
Valda has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Science from Melbourne University. She is also a certified practising accountant and a member of the Australian Computer Society. Her experience includes various senior accounting positions, company secretarial positions, business planning and information technology roles.
Valda was the IT&T’s Government CIO of the Year in 2002 and was awarded Computerworld Fellow for 2001. In 1993, she won a scholarship to a management programme at the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales.
Valda’s business related interests include speaking at conferences – local and international. She is a member of the School Advisory Board for the Peninsula School of Computing & Information Technology (PSCIT) at Monash University.