Internet Interview


Paul Jeffreys


Manager, Information Systems


Wesfarmers Limited

Time in position:

10 months

Paul was previously Wesfarmers Limited Operations Manager, Information Systems for three years.

Is the role of CIO gaining importance in WA?: Definitely. More often the role is becoming part of the senior management team and therefore moving more from a technical planning and implementation role to a more strategic role as the IT functions become more critical to the business.

How many employees are you responsible for?:    


Has the number of staff in your company, devoted to information, changed in the past five years?:

Increased by seven.

What are some of the challenges you face as a CIO in WA?:

Keeping abreast of changes in the industry.

What is your opinion of WA’s ICT market and future outlook?:

Solid with growth opportunities to be found.

What are the top six issues on your agenda?:           


Vulnerability Management


(IP Networks, IP Tel, VPN’s, ADSL)

Disaster Recovery

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