University wins international award for leadership in finance

August 14 / 141

The University's award winning Themis Enabling Excellence team
The University's award winning Themis Enabling Excellence team

Allan Tait, the University’s Chief Financial Officer, has been awarded Oracle’s 2014 Leadership in Finance Award – Asia-Pacific.

The award celebrates outstanding chief financial officers and senior finance executives who have successfully undertaken major business transformation initiatives using Oracle technologies.

Oracle’s Chairman, Jeff Henley, said the judges were impressed by the several million dollar cost savings the University will achieve through the Themis Enabling Excellence (TEE) business transformation program. 

Mr Tait said he was honoured that a major business project at the University had received this level of international recognition.

“This award would not have been possible without the leadership of a range of people and the expertise and commitment of the entire team, from across all areas of the University and our implementation partner, Infosys,” he said. 

“Excellent leadership on the project was provided in particular by the project sponsor, Ian Marshman, and the project director, Alex Johnstone. 

“The governance and project management framework worked well and provided a strong level of interface between the project team, the business and the academic community.”

Mr Tait has worked at the University since 2006, and has held the position of Chief Financial Officer since 2009.

He was nominated for the award by Infosys, the external implementation partner on the TEE project.

Previous winners of the award include the Chief Financial Officer of Telstra, International Group and the Executive General Manager, Finance at National Australia Bank.

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