Stockland creates new executive position

stockland_merrylands-mix-use-apartments-and-retail-precinct_artist-impression_may-2016Retail landlord Stockland has appointed Robyn Elliott to the newly created position of chief technology and innovation officer (CTIO).

The new position forms part of the retail landlord’s executive team and will be responsible for leading innovation and information technology at Stockland.

Elliott, who has extensive experience managing IT and innovation at large corporates in Australia most recently in the role of CIO at Fairfax will report directly to Stockland managing director and chief executive officer, Mark Steinert.

Prior to her role at Fairfax, she spent 12 years as CIO at Foxtel and involved in a number of innovation initiatives including the Australian Financial Review mobile app, Domain, goodfood, Traveller and Fairfax Events.

“Innovation and technology are key focus areas at Stockland, and over the past two years we’ve significantly increased our investment in digitising our business and driving innovation projects and initiatives to help improve customer experience and grow our business,” Steinert said.

“The creation of this executive level position, the opportunity to capitalise on the synergies between innovation and technology, and the experience Robyn brings will further enhance our ability to progress commercial outcomes from innovation projects.”

Steinert said it will also position the company to use technology to further improve the mobility and flexibility of its workforce, enhancing customer service and the competitive advantage of the company’s business.

Stockland recently announced plans for a $500 million state-of-the-art technology hub at Macquarie Park in Sydney, lodging plans to develop the first stage of the renewed innovation precinct.

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