Monday, 04 July 2016 23:24

CIO Hennekens departing Qantas

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Luc Hennekens, Qantas Luc Hennekens, Qantas

Qantas chief information officer Luc Hennekens is leaving the airline after three years in charge of IT.

Hennekens will depart Qantas in September to join an unnamed company in France.

The Qantas official previously worked in France at Procter & Gamble and joined Qantas in 2012 from Contact Energy in New Zealand. He was chief technology officer at Qantas before being promoted as chief information officer.

The airline says it will undertake a worldwide search for a replacement.

A number of major IT projects were implemented during Hennekens’ time at Qantas, including a major step by the airline to move its IT to an outsourced software-as-a-service model as part of a cost-cutting strategy.

In 2014, Indian software and services company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced it had upgraded Qantas’ Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 through a SaaS model hosted at Macquarie Telecom’s Sydney Intellicentre data centre. The new cloud-based version of the software provided Qantas with key benefits, including enhanced system functionality, reduced system management complexity and unification of vendors.

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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