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As organisations strive to adapt to meet the challenges of a relentlessly changing world, visionary, strategic, inspirational and agile tech leadership has never been more important.

Whether you want to lead a dynamic tech start-up or an established team in a multinational, our experts can identify the leading job that is right for you. We work exclusively with organisations that are committed to digital transformation so we can help you to drive your career forward even further.  

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If you’re looking to land your first leadership role or are already an established CTO or CIO, your expertise, abilities and ambition are invaluable to organisations. We’re passionate about supporting your career – discovering what’s truly important to you, what your motivators are, what you want to achieve next and what you want your legacy to be.

Combine this with our in-depth knowledge of the Australian tech industry, decades of experience, our unrivalled networks and exclusive access to the top jobs. Trust us to secure your next career move. 

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Your IT Executive job questions, answered

What salary does a CIO, CTO or IT Executive Leader earn in New Zealand? 

Salaries can vary dramatically depending on company size, industry or location. As a CIO or CTO you could be looking at a typical salary of between $180,000-$200,000.
As a Head of Digital, you could typically earn between $150,000-$170,000 and as a CISO between $180,000-$190,000. 

What IT leadership skills are most important? 

In the post-Covid world, IT leaders play a critical role in any organisation. As such, cross-functional business understanding is essential, along with a background in tech leadership. In the past many IT leaders were responsible for executing a strategy, now they are increasingly responsible for helping the business understand the digital landscape and helping shape strategy.
So, they need to be visionary and able to influence. Tech leaders also need to be able balance demands, for example balancing business needs with budgets, or short-term imperatives (such as cyber security) with longer term transformation (such as AI). And of course, leaders need to be able to provide sound operations whilst also delivering new tools at pace.  

What industry sectors are currently hiring for IT leadership roles?  

The tech market – both tech-focused organisations and technology functions – is strong, as is the demand for skills.
There’s also been a massive surge in companies pushing their digital agenda in cloud infrastructure, cloud database (AWS Azure, Google Cloud), specialist cloud software development (Dynamics 365, SharePoint, Salesforce), cyber securitydata analysis and visualisation – all of which require an inspiring and innovative technology leadership team to realise extensive digital transformation. 

What technology trends can I expect to encounter in an IT leadership job? 

Thanks to AI and augmented decision making, legacy infrastructure and data models could soon be impeding the success of new machine learning technologies. In response, many organisations are taking steps to deploy new approaches. These include next-generation cloud-based data stores to support more complex modelling and analytics to identify random data connections.
We could be entering an era where machines will not only augment human decision-making but make real-time decisions that humans aren’t able to. As a tech leader today, you’ll need to navigate these changes – securing investment and buy-in where necessary. 

What would a career pathway into IT leadership look like? 

If you’re thinking about taking the next step into leadership, qualifications in your technical area are valuable, such as Prince, PMI, PMP and Agile certifications for project and change expertise, TOGAF for architects, and Lean/Six-Sigma for processes. Many emerging CIOs look to support their experience with an MBA. That said, proven professional results and key personal attributes are far more important than any qualifications.  
The best tech leaders around all have key traits in common. Excellent team leadership and mentoring skills, strong internal and external stakeholder management, brilliant communication skills, a demonstrable commitment to lifelong learning and development, and, crucially, the ability to craft a clear strategic vision coupled with the persuasive leadership skills to realise it.