Kerry Holling

Independent Director
Kerry Holling

Kerry is an accomplished technology executive with over 26 years of leadership experience in the industry. Most recently, he has served as the Interim Deputy CIO at UNSW and prior to that, was the Chief Information and Digital Officer at Western Sydney University, where he led the IT and Digital Services portfolio for eleven years until July 2022. Under his leadership, Kerry drove significant reforms to modernise the university's technology infrastructure and services. 

Prior to his tenure at Western Sydney University, Kerry held various senior positions in the technology industry, including CIO at what is now known as the NSW Department of Communities and Justice. He also worked in CIO roles for HP, Compaq, and Digital Equipment Corporation, where he developed a deep understanding of emerging technologies and their application in business.

As an Independent Director on the CAUDIT Executive (Council of Australasian University Directors of IT), Kerry brings his expertise to help guide the organisation's strategic direction. Additionally, until his departure from WSU, he also convened the NSW Chapter of CAUDIT, where he promoted collaboration and knowledge-sharing among IT leaders in the higher education sector.

Originally from New Zealand, Kerry holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Canterbury. He has lived and worked in Sydney for over 35 years with a proven track record of driving collaboration and change.

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