IAG’s Kevin Angland has been announced Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Year – an award given to individuals who show leadership, innovation and foresight in their contribution to ICT and business.
Kevin was one of three finalists shortlisted for the award and faced competition from Channa Jayasinha from Wellington City Council and Marcus Lloyd from Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou – the tribal authority for the iwi that looks to maintain the financial, physical and spiritual assets of Ngāti Porou.
The award recognises how an individual positions the role of CIO strategically within the company. Winners must demonstrate key successes they’ve achieved in the past year and into the future and show how this fits with the company’s overall business strategy.
Judges paid tribute to Kevin’s business leadership skills, which they said were clearly respected across the Group, and for his ability to bring a business focus to the role of CIO that ensured IAG’s ICT team delivered on key outcomes.
Speaking about his achievement, Kevin said he was surprised even to have been announced a finalist, let alone made winner. “I feel very humbled. I’ve had so many messages of congratulations from colleagues – I’m feeling very proud,” he said.
“While this is an award that recognises an individual’s achievement, it is really a reflection of what the organisation and the leadership team have achieved. I think the judges looked at how IT has contributed to the change that has occurred across the organisation in the last two or three years, for example bringing AMI into the organisation and the work that’s been done in taking our business online, in particular with State Insurance.”
Read more about Kevin and other winners of this year’s CIO Awards here.