Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA

Hon Colin Barnett MEc MLA

Former Premier; Minister for Tourism; Science

Hon Bill Marmion BE MBA MLA

Hon Bill Marmion BE MBA MLA

Former Minister for State Development; Transport; Innovation

    State's first GCIO to build innovation future

    30/09/2015 6:00 AM
    • Appointment of State's first Government Chief Information Officer
    • Office of GCIO posts significant early achievements

    Giles Nunis has been appointed as Western Australia's first Government Chief Information Officer.


    Premier Colin Barnett said Mr Nunis had an important role in helping to stabilise the State Government's ICT costs, develop a whole-of-government ICT strategy and build the capacity of WA's growing ICT sector.


    "The Government spends $1 billion to $2 billion on ICT and this needs to be strongly managed to ensure we deliver the best value to West Australians," Mr Barnett said.


    "Mr Nunis has the right combination of professional skills and practical experience, with a fundamental understanding of the private and public sectors and how to negotiate and deliver large ICT projects."


    Finance Minister Bill Marmion said since Mr Nunis began acting in the GCIO role in April 2015, the Government has chalked up some significant achievements.


    "The office of the GCIO has made excellent progress against its objectives, including helping launch the Government's important Open Data Policy," he said.


    "WA recently won the Best Government Participation award in the national GovHack competition, thanks to the efforts of Landgate, the GCIO and various agencies.


    "The office is well advanced on a whole-of-government ICT strategy, in consultation with industry and Government.  Aimed at efficiencies and cost savings, this should be presented to the Government early next year."


    Mr Nunis began his career in the Ministry of Justice in 1984.  He has worked for the departments of Land Administration, Health and State Development, where he was deputy director-general.


    Between 2008 and 2010, he was managing director at IT consultancy Ajilon Australia, responsible for managing public sector accounts including the departments of the Attorney General, Planning and Infrastructure, Treasury and Finance and Police.


    Fact File

    • The Office of the GCIO was established on July 1, 2015
    • The office is funded from a $25 million ICT Renewal and Reform Fund
    • For more information, visit http://www.gcio.wa.gov.au

    Premier's office - 6552 5000

    Finance Minister's office - 6552 6800