Alastair Sharman is an information management and technology professional with more than two decades’ experience across private and public sectors in Australia and internationally. This includes 12 years in the Australian Defence Force where he served in the peacekeeping force in Bougainville and with the United Nations in East Timor. He holds a Master of Science in Information Technology and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours and is a graduate of both the Royal Military College and the Australian Defence Force Academy. Having worked in the healthcare sector for the past nine years, Alastair has an extensive knowledge of the information management and technology opportunities and challenges in healthcare.
Alastair has been the Chief Information Officer for Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service since January 2015. As part of it’s strategic plan renewal in 2016, Children’s Health Queensland established a key focus on care through digital enablement. As CIO, Alastair’s goal is to deliver on this focus area, providing contemporary information and digital services that support the delivery of high quality, safe care which places the child and family at the heart of everything Children’s Health Queensland does.