Exec. Dir. Info Services & CIO, Bendigo Health
Executive Director Information Services and Chief Information Officer
Bruce Winzar has been in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry since 1976 and has held several senior ICT roles within both the private and public sector, including operating his own consulting business. Bruce has pursued a lead role in specifying and supervising the delivery of new models for services in health and local government and provided project management for a range of large projects funded by both State and Federal Governments. He took a lead in role in the development of Australia’s first regional telecommunications company in 1998 and was a board member for the first three years of its inception. Bruce chairs several project control groups and is the executive sponsor for the implementation of the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) project for Bendigo Health.
He has project managed the development of Central Victoria’s Innovation Park and was inaugural chair of the Central Victorian ICT Cluster – a State Government initiative to promote and develop the ICT industry in central Victoria.
Bruce’s expertise covers business and management systems and he has worked across three tiers of government and facilitated a number of significant regional economic development initiatives for central Victoria. Bruce has a passionate interest for delivery of fair and equitable telecommunications services to the rural and remote sector of Australia and is a member of the iBendigo and iLoddonMallee working groups to advance smart city strategies for the Loddon Mallee region.