Head of Security and Technology
Simona is a strategic leader with extensive knowledge of how technology enables the customer experience and facilitates growth of business value. Simona brings a wealth of expertise across the Information Management and Technology sector, and has a diverse background in both corporate and government settings across the Banking, Aviation, Energy and Local Government sectors.
Simona has 20 years of expertise of enabling strategic delivery across technology and business functions. She has a proven track record of driving the successful delivery of large scale transformation programs.
As the CIO at Sutherland Shire Council, enabling $2.7B of assets, Simona achieved a 2 year digital transformation program in a few weeks, as published in the media:
ICT Digital Transformation Program: Story in Technology Magazine
With specialties building and delivering Technology Strategies, Cyber Security, Portfolio Management Offices, Service Management, Portfolio Delivery, Digital Operating Models and bringing Agility to practice, Simona has lead the evolution of IT across top tier brands within the Finance, Aviation, Energy and Government industries.
A strategic thinker with a passion for what she does, leading from the front, engaging and energising strategic partners and stakeholders as well as the wider business in supporting high impact, dynamic solutions to deliver business value. Integral in aligning portfolios to the strategic objectives of the organisation, she has a passion for continuous improvement and empowering businesses to reach their full potential, encouraging innovative thinking enabling best practice through the use of technology.
A people leader, driving cultural change with a growth mindset, priding herself in providing a coaching approach to ensure the team and the individual achieve their full potential.