Council Welcomes New Chief Information Officer

Published on 21 November 2017

Martin Hopley has been appointed to the role of Baw Baw Shire Council’s first Chief Information Officer, commencing the role on Monday 20 November 2017.

The position is new to the organisational structure with a strong focus on driving and implementing an innovative, customer-focused environment through technology systems.

Baw Baw Shire Council CEO Alison Leighton said Martin brings a dynamic range of experience and knowledge to this role which is vital to the future development of our organisation.

“Martin joins us with over 17 years’ experience in the IT industry working for both private sector and local government organisations”, said Ms Leighton.

“At Mornington Peninsula Shire, Martin was responsible for completely redesigning the IT environment while delivering innovative technologies to improve customer service.

“Prior to local government, Martin was Chief Information Officer at the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance where he was responsible for the delivery of the State Resource and Information Management System.

“Our organisation will benefit greatly from Martin’s specialist knowledge and I look forward to seeing our own digital systems evolve and improve.”

Mr Hopley is excited to be joining and leading a team that will deliver innovation and technological change for the benefit of the local community.

“I have a real passion for technology and information management systems, and look forward to working with the organisation to enhance our user systems”, said Mr Hopley.

Mr Hopley is also a qualified primary school teacher, qualified project manager with the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is in the final stages of completing a Master of Business Administration (Corporate Governance) with Deakin University.

Photo of new CIO, Martin Hopley, standing on Drouin Office deck overlooking Civic Park

Image: Baw Baw Shire Council's new Chief Information Officer Martin Hopley.