EY appoints Katherine Boiciuc as technology & innovation officer

03 May 2024 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Professional services firm EY has appointed former Telstra executive and ‘futurist’ Katherine Boiciuc as its new regional chief technology and innovation officer for Oceania.

Boiciuc joins the Big Four firm after spending the past twelve months as the digital transformation lead for Viva Energy, before which she served for close to three years as CTO and director of leadership development and organisational transformation consultancy Maximus International.

Prior to that, Boiciuc spent two decades at telecom giant Telstra.

EY appoints Katherine Boiciuc as technology & innovation officer

“With an impressive background and an eye to the future, Katherine will create modern value for EY clients – using new tech to achieve productivity and grow their business in ways they haven’t considered before,” stated Oceania regional managing partner and CEO David Larocca.

An MBA-holder from Deakin, Boiciuc held numerous senior leadership positions during her time at Telstra, culminating in an operations executive leadership role for Telstra Enterprise where she led teams in delivering large-scale global digital transformations among other projects. In addition, she is a director on several boards, including technology social enterprise Infoxchange alongside KPMG Australia chair Martin Sheppard.

A noted “futurist” and keynote speaker, EY described Boiciuc as one of the country’s “go-to leaders on tech” in emerging areas such as generative AI and advanced computing, with the newly-created role aiming to put leadership, technology adoption and data at the heart of the firm’s business to ensure it can best support its clients to innovate in response to widespread disruption.

“I’m excited to be joining EY to prepare clients for the cutting-edge technologies that will fuel disruption, improve productivity, and transform the way they do business,” Boiciuc said. “I’m most looking forward to guiding the conversation around the ethical, societal, and regulatory implications of adopting AI, particularly when it comes to data privacy, cyber security, and job displacement.”

EY last year launched its own unified AI platform EY.ai on the back of a $1.4 billion global investment into the technology and upskilling its professionals, while at the same time snapping up local award-winning digital product and design consultancy Future Friendly. Meanwhile, Lukas Bower was recently appointed as Oceania financial services GenAI lead alongside new business consulting boss Simon Chan.