A CEO’s perspective on investing for digital capability, innovation and change management
by Divina Paredes
Myles Ward smiles when asked whether he has provided a template for CIOs and CTOs making the leap to chief executive.
Ward was Chief Technology Officer at the Inland Revenue Department when he took on the top role at healthAlliance, (external link) New Zealand’s largest shared services provider to the health sector, two years ago.
He says he knew what to expect from the transition and having a supportive Chair (David Clarke) assisted this process greatly.
“The role of the CEO is diverse and the relationship with the Chair, the Board, stakeholders, and customers is paramount to ensure that confidence is retained in the company’s ability to deliver to the expectations set,” he says.
“There are many moving parts and a great executive team is key for success, as is the need to ensure that the right culture is set that supports your people and partners to be the best they can.”
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