Rohan Smith commenced in the role of Chief Information Officer during April, taking over from Vince Dove, who retired after two decades of service across the Diocese.
Bringing over 15 years of experience in senior leadership to the Diocese, most recently as the Chief Services Officer for the Anglican Schools Corporation in Sydney, he is a welcome appointment to the team within ADS.
In his most recent role, he was responsible for teams in both transactional and technology disciplines, working to provide a positive customer service experience through the use of efficient digital tools, processes and access to information.
Rohan has had a long and successful career with the Anglican Schools Corporation and was originally tasked with creating the shared services function for ICT. As Chief Technology Officer, he led the development and implementation of minimum standards for ICT across the group of schools, consolidation of each schools ICT operations into the shared service, implementation of corresponding shared infrastructure and numerous strategic initiatives, such as the implementation of a group wide Learning Management System.
Rohan is married to Lisa and they have two children, Kingsley who is nearly four and Guinevere who is nearly two. When asked about his decision to join the Diocese, Rohan had this to say:
‘It is very exciting to be a part of a Diocese which is enabling so many excellent ministry opportunities to share the good news of Jesus, whilst at the same time providing practical support for so many in the community, no matter the stage of their life. There is tremendous purpose to come to work each day’.
When asked about what he hoped to achieve in the role, he said that he hoped to unlock the real opportunity that existed to leverage the scale of the Diocese to provide a quality technology offering, which enables every ministry to flourish.
Rohan is hoping to be actively involved throughout the Diocese, having served in various capacities of church life in Sydney, including as a warden, service leader, ‘muso’ and Synod representative. He is currently ‘church shopping’, so you may find him checking out your Sunday services in the near future!
Please pray for him and his family as they seek a new Church home, and Rohan specifically, as he seeks to take the technology needs and opportunities of the Diocese forward into the future.