Chief Information and Digital Officer

Kerry Holling

Kerry Holling

Kerry joined Western Sydney University in July 2011 and leads the Information Technology and Digital Services department and has university-wide responsibility for Digital Strategy and Innovation, Solutions and Project Services, IT Operations, Digital Security and Risk, Procurement and Planning Services, and frontline Academic and Campus-based support.

From 2007 until 2011 he was the CIO for the NSW Department of Human Services, initially starting as the CIO within the Department of Community Services (child protection). Previously, he was the Australian CIO for Digital Equipment Corporation (1996-1998), Compaq Computers (1998-2002) and Hewlett-Packard (2002-2006). This provided him with invaluable insights into the technology sector and the operation of large commercial businesses.

Kerry has held positions with the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and the IT Skills Hub. He is Chair of the combined NSW Health and University CIO Forum, Chair of the NSW and ACT University Directors of IT (NAUDIT) and a member of ParraConnect, a smart cities initiative led by the Parramatta City Council.  He joined the Western Sydney University Executive Committee in May 2015.