Wayne has been Chief Information Officer at Australia Post since April 2006. His initial focus was to rebuild information technology’s capability as a service provider to the business. Wayne was instrumental in gaining Board support of the SAP ERP strategy, initiating a major transformation of processes and systems across the entire enterprise.
Prior to that, he was CIO at BlueScope Steel (formerly BHP Steel), Australia’s largest steel manufacturer, from late 2001 to Feb 2006. He drove the IT separation from BHP Billiton, the establishment of the IS capability, the acceptance of IS strategy and the future capabilities of technologies, including ERP, infrastructure and processes which led to significant growth in the US and Asia including merger and acquisition activities.
He was CIO at Southcorp Ltd (including Australia’s largest wine company) from June 1998 to September 2001, responsible for global IT strategy, architecture and policy. In the 3 years at Southcorp, his focus was on strategic development of IT capability geared toward a closer alignment between the business and IT, and delivering value for the business from IT investments.
Previously, Waybe was Vice President and General Manager of DMR Consulting’s Southern Region. He was responsible for major turnaround and growth of activities in Victoria, South Australia and Canberra, and was a key member of the DMR Executive.
Wayne brings in excess of 30 years' experience in the information technology industry in IT management, marketing, sales, strategic consulting and major development projects. His industry experience includes consumer goods, manufacturing, logistics, financial services, government, utilities, telecommunications, and insurance.