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Officeworks hired ex Transurban & Coles exec as new CIO
Sat, 17th Dec 2022
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The company has appointed Nikala Busse as its inaugural Chief Information Officer to

lead its technology team and ongoing digital innovation.

Busse joins Officeworks with a wealth of experience leading IT teams to deliver transformation and innovation projects, most recently with Transurban, as the General Manager of Customer Platforms, and at Coles, where she held several senior positions focussing on improving customer and team member experience, increasing sales and reducing the cost of doing business.

“I’m delighted to welcome Nikala to Officeworks at what is a very exciting time for our business and our growing technology Team,” says Sarah Hunter, Managing Director, Officeworks. 

“Nikala has successfully designed and led digital transformation projects for large, complex, consumer-facing organisations to address future business needs and will play an important role in helping us make bigger things happen for our team and customers with strategic growth initiatives.”

The new CIO portfolio includes IT business operations, team member experience applications, platforms and networking, IT Print & Create, enterprise architecture, digital product and IT security and risk compliance.

“I’m excited to return to retail and to work in a business that is committed to its customers and team members,” Nikala says.

“Officeworks has an excellent reputation for its culture, values, and people, which are hugely important to me. Already it's evident we have an innovative technology team with plenty of opportunity ahead of us.

“I’m excited to work with the team on our future plans and to continue to develop our capability and culture, deliver on some significant tech enabled improvements for our customers, team members and operational processes, and continue to build our data, digital and eCommerce capabilities.”

To support Officeworks’ growth ambitions, the retailer is investing to attract and retain

Australia’s leading technology talent.

Eshan Dissanayake has also joined Officeworks recently as Head of IT Security Risk &

Compliance, reporting into the CIO. Eshan has significant experience in cyber security, most

recently leading the Coles Group Information Security function