Allan Morris has over 40 years experience in information systems during which time he has been employed in areas of Information Systems Management, consulting, project management, sales, marketing, programming, systems design, technical support and education.
Allan started his I.T. career in 1974 as a computer programmer. Since then, Allan has divided his professional life between vendors and users of Information Systems.
On the vendor side, Allan has held positions in executive management, consulting, sales, pre-sales support, post-sales support, project management, systems analysis and programming. On the user side, Allan has held positions in executive management, project management, systems analysis and programming.
In addition, Allan has lectured for several years in a part time capacity at both under graduate and postgraduate level.
From 2001 through to September 2010 Allan was the Executive Director of Information Technology Services at RMIT University in Melbourne.
As Executive Director, Allan had overall responsibility for the strategic development, delivery and support of all RMIT ICT systems, academic and administrative to over 70,000 students and 5,000 staff. In this capacity Allan managed an annual budget of $60+m and 320+ staff.
In September 2010 moved to Southern Cross University to take up his current role of Executive Director, Information and Physical Resources responsible for Technology Services, Library Services, Student Administration Services and Facilities/Property Management Services and the University's built infrastructure. Allan also has executive responsibility for the newly opened "Southern Cross Football (Soccer) Centre".
Allan reports directly to the Vice Chancellor and is a member of the Vice Chancellors Executive Committee. In this capacity Allan manages an annual budget of $40+m and 200+ staff.
Over the past few years, Allan has given several presentations to CEO's, CIO's and IT professionals on the "Changing Role of the CIO" and the "Changing Role of IT in the Organisation" and was nominated by his peers in an article published in MIS computing magazine as one of Australia's IT champions.
Allan has served on a number of boards and external advisory committees, is a senior member of the Australian Computing Society and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.