Niranjan Prabhu joined the CAUDIT Executive on 3 May 2017 to complete the term created by the vacancy of 'Past-President'. Niranjan is the Director Information Technology at Australian Catholic University. Preceding this appointment Niranjan was employed by The University of Melbourne where he held multiple titles since 2011, such as Director - Enterprise Solutions, Director - Strategy & Planning and most recently CIO & Executive Director – Digital. In these positions, Niranjan has been responsible for the development of the IT Strategy, Enterprise Architecture and Roadmaps to lead multi-discipline teams to select, plan, design and deploy all infrastructure and application technologies to meet agreed service requirements and strategic objectives.
Prior to joining the Higher Education Sector Niranjan has worked in several senior management roles at HP, EDS, Colonial Bank and made significant contribution in establishing, developing and leading execution of the ICT strategic plans and transformation programs. Niranjan has a Masters of Digital Communication from Monash University. Niranjan is also an active member of the Council of Australian University Directors of IT (CAUDIT) and has presented conference papers on student portals, enterprise architecture, technology innovation and cloud technologies at several forums.