CIO Advisory comprises an elite team of experienced CIOs who work with Boards and senior executives to transform and realise enhanced business value from the information and technology assets and teams.

The services that we provide include:

  • Board advisory and consultancy services;
  • Strategic assessment of business and technology alignment and value;
  • Assistance in defining, and assessing candidates for, senior CIO roles;
  • Reviews and transformation of technology teams and functions;


CIO Advisory leverages the experience of our team in managing global and local IT departments in some of Australia and the world’s most recognised companies.

We bring to market a superior offering in:

  • truly independent advice
  • tactful but completely honest feedback
  • experienced executives who have completed similar projects in executive roles as employees
  • consultants who I can put in front of my CEO or my board
  • qualified consultants with formal board qualifications and relevant degrees
  • consultants who are focused with you on achieving business outcomes, not renewable income
  • an Australian company with global experience

Many boards do not have access to independent IT advice. This is a governance risk as poor IT performance can risk the company’s links to their customer and supplier communities, blow out critical budgets and even adversely affect commitments to the market. There are many public examples of projects not delivered on time and budget, and they affect the ability of the company to pay their employees, to gain synergies from their many businesses, to deliver audit and risk committee compliance, or at a basic level communicate with the investment community accurately. Our advisory staff are all graduates of the institute of directors (GAICD) and some are directors themselves.


David Lee
David has significant experience in the development and alignment of IT/IM strategies to create business value.
0417 137 261
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Ken Matthews
Has extensive experience in assisting IT teams create better business alignment, developing IT strategies for business outcomes.
0419 888 846
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Garry R Whatley
Garry has 25+ years’ IT industry experience and has held a number of strategic “C” level roles and board positions.
0410 440 885
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Executives (CEO, COO or CFO) generally are concerned about the IT department but often can’t give IT
the focus and attention it needs due to other competing priorities.

Concerns range from a lack of delivery capabilities, and thoughts such as;

  • ‘can this IT team deliver to ensure the company strategies succeed’
  • ‘where is all the money going’
  • ‘I am not sure what IT does’ and
  • ‘I am not sure they are efficient and as lean as the rest of the company’


Our principals are experienced CIOs with unique expertise in Resources, Business Services, Infrastructure, Logistics, Finance, Retail,
Transaction Services, Contact Centres and Government; spanning mergers, acquisitions, divestments, rapid business growth and contractions.

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