John Sutherland

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John Sutherland, 
CIO, HammondCare

I am an Information Technology Executive with experience delivering strategic initiatives in large and complex international corporations. My leadership style is both hands-on and authentic, with emotional intelligence underpinning my communication style. I am experienced in interacting at the C-level and am comfortable working with the Board.

With 30 years’ experience working both in Australia and the United Kingdom, I have held various roles across a range of industries. These include aerospace, mining, construction and engineering, manufacturing and distribution, telecommunications, retail, government, life sciences and most recently, medical technology, health and aged care. I am currently an advisor to the Board of the Australian Government’s peak e-health organisation, the Australian Digital Health Agency and Non-Executive Director of a healthcare company (GAICD). I lecture to final-year undergraduate and postgraduate students at Macquarie University.

I hold a Masters degree in Information Technology Management, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Diploma in Electronics Engineering. I am committed to continuous learning which my employers have generously supported through executive development programmes at Harvard Business School, IMD Business School (ranked #1 six years running by the Financial Times), the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) and Thunderbird School of Global Management among others.

I have a track record of establishing an organisation’s digital roadmap and executing the programme, managing technology risks and the complexities of relationships with a broad range of stakeholders.

In 2022 I was selected from over 6,000 computing-related alumni of the Australian National University as one of 15 Alumni Laureates at the 50th anniversary of computer science teaching at ANU. In 2020 I received the accolade of Australian CIO of the Year. This was in part due to our response to COVID-19 across Ramsay Health Care’s portfolio of 72 Australian hospitals in addition to a myriad of other accomplishments throughout the year. In previous years, I was placed twice in the CIO50 list, as well as taking out Healthcare CIO of the year in 2017 under the iTnews Benchmark Awards.

I served the nation for ten years in the Army Reserve and continue my association with the Australian Defence Force through the RSL and one of the sub-branch Pipes and Drums bands.