Fairfax appoints long-serving Foxtel executive as chief information officer

FairfaxFairfax Media has named Robyn Elliott as chief information officer after holding the same role at Foxtel for the past 12 years.

Elliott will take up the position on March 23, taking over from Andrew Lam-Po-Tang who has concluded a three-year contract.

Fairfax Media chief executive Greg Hywood described her as an experienced “tech leader”.

“Robyn takes up this important role leading our highly passionate, agile and engaged technology teams as they continue their mission to deliver innovation in systems and processes right across our business,” he said.

“She’s highly commercial, has a track record delivering major change initiatives, and is a champion of using data to deliver better outcomes for customers.”

Prior to her CIO role at Foxtel, Elliott was principal, customer relationship management and business intelligence at IBM Global Services Australia and was Foxtel’s information technology director between 1997 and 1999.

She also held the CIO role at McIntosh Securities/Merrill Lynch in Australia and had a spell at consulting firm Accenture where she worked her way up from graduate to partner.

Elliott said: “I am excited to have the opportunity to lead the next wave of technology innovation for Fairfax Media. Andrew and his team have done great work in developing the technology capabilities of the organisation.

“I look forward to taking these capabilities to the next level, using technology and data to drive even deeper levels of customer engagement and process improvement.”

Hywood thanked Lam-Po-Tang for his “immense contribution” to Fairfax.

“Andrew has been a powerful force for achieving transformation at Fairfax. We are grateful for the he has made to the re-making of Fairfax as a truly next-generation media business,” he said.



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