HammondCare has announced the appointment of new Chief Information Officer, John Sutherland, Australia’s CIO of the Year in 2020.
Having until recently worked with Ramsay Health Care, where his efforts were acknowledged amidst the organisation’s positive early pandemic response, and prior to that, Cochlear, Sutherland has an impressive track record of delivering strategic objectives for complex global companies.
HammondCare CEO Mike Baird said he is delighted to welcome Sutherland to the not-for-profit care provider, as the charity continues significant investment in technology to support care delivery across its services, consistent with its Next Chapter strategy.
“John has been at the forefront of implementing advanced technological solutions for healthcare delivery on a global scale,” Baird said.
“His personal faith, and genuine commitment to improving quality of life for those in need are deeply aligned with HammondCare’s mission.”
Baird explained that HammondCare is expanding its commitment to digitising many key processes to better support its frontline care teams and the people the organisation serves across health and aged care.
“John’s expertise and experience will be invaluable,” he said.
Sutherland said he was drawn to the organisation for its outstanding mission and legacy of care over nearly 90 years, and the opportunity to be part of an exciting new phase of growth for the organisation.
“I am incredibly thankful for my time with Ramsay, but equally thankful for this new opportunity, as HammondCare pursues its ambition to set the global standard of relationship-based care for people with complex needs, and to care for those others can’t or won’t,” he said.
“I look forward to working with the committed and talented team at HammondCare and together developing world class approaches to health and aged care technology.”
Sutherland will join HammondCare in September and will be based in Sydney.