Grantly Mailes has been named as the sole director and chair of the CenITex board.
Mailes will continue in the role as deputy secretary of the innovation, services, small business and technology division within the Department of State Development, Business and Innovation, as well as the Victorian Government Chief Technology Advocate and chair of the Victorian ICT Advisory Committee.
Mailes replaces the current chair and outgoing Secretary of the Department of Treasury and Finance, Grant Hehir.
Minister for Technology, Gordon Rich-Phillips, said Mailes was a highly experienced technology and public policy professional.
“Mailes has a wealth of experience and a proven track record advising successive governments on policy matters, ICT strategy, promotion of innovative use of ICT in government service delivery and guiding ICT project delivery,” Rich-Phillips said.
“I am confident he will be an asset to the CenITex board during a period of significant change to the enterprise.”
Expressions of Interest for the provision of ICT services to Victorian government departments and agencies closed last week. The tender process represents a significant shift and is in line with the release of the Victorian Government ICT Strategy 2013-14 earlier this year.
ICT services for many Victorian Government departments are provided directly through CenITex, whose role is evolving to become a broker of services rather than a direct provider.