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ACS Industry Insights Leader Series - Sarah McCullough


Hear from Essential Energy's Chief Information Officer Sarah McCullough to learn about her mentorship methods, her experience in cyber security and her vision of the ICT Industry.


ACS Industry Insights Leaders Series features some of the ICT industry’s most respected leaders. The series of virtual events explores innovation, challenges and opportunities in tech and considers what might be in store in ICT’s constantly evolving world.



Cyber security and compliance to build tomorrow’s energy industry


In 2018, Essential Energy has commenced a five-year whole-of-business transformation program, to deliver the efficiencies required to be a sustainable distribution network business in the changing energy market.

Their CIO, Sarah McCullough will share her insight as an experienced IT leader. 


She will share the lessons learned throughout her journey and how she used mentorship and her skillsets to plan her career and become one of the few female CIOs in Australia.


Learn from her valuable experience in compliance and cybersecurity and how she put it at the center of her strategy for Essential Energy's transformation program. 


She will as well dive into how she's been putting mental health and wellbeing in the ICT sector as some of her top priorities. 


On Thursday 16 July, join us and learn about actionable insights on how best to work in a distributed team


About the speaker


Sarah McCullough is a Senior IT Executive, certified Organisational Change Manager and Scuba Diving Instructor. She combines strong leadership skills with a passion for people, technology and innovation.


Sarah is a natural leader who inspires the people around her to achieve above and beyond their expectations, through an enthusiastic and authentic approach to people and ideas. Sarah is currently the Chief Information Officer at Essential Energy.


Prior to this Sarah held a variety of Senior IT and Innovation Committee roles at Pacific National and Asciano, an ASX top 50 company. Sarah holds a Grad Dip in Information Technology and a Masters of Business Administration (Computing) from Charles Stuart University. In 2012 she was awarded the IT Masters prize for highest GPA in the MBA (Computing) program, and in 2015 was nominated for the Telstra Business Woman of the Year award for her leadership and mentoring.


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