Lakeba Group advisor, Kevin O’Hara, named in the Top 50 Technology Leaders by CIO Magazine for the second year in a row.

November 30, 2017

November 30, 2017, In a cohort of technology leaders that includes A-Listers such as Bill Le Blanc from SA Health, Paul Keen from Airtasker, and Clive Dickens from Seven West Media, Kevin O’Hara has been recognized by CIO50 for his work in the development and oversight of his technology investment portfolio and a number of key strategic projects relating to companies within the portfolio.

The CIO50 showcases a variety of organizations and transformations that exist in different market sectors. The award recognizing excellence in three key pillars: business transformation; innovation and leadership.

Business transformation

Under business transformation, Kevin was required to demonstrate examples of a major business transformation program that has significantly impacted the organization over the last 12 months. He was also required to provide details of the business and technology strategies/objectives and how it ensured they were met.


Kevin was required to describe the technical innovations introduced over the last year and what they have enabled, while also discussing how the innovations were hatched and how they provided a competitive advantage.


The criteria required Kevin to demonstrate how he collaborated and influenced the organization as well as the leadership team. Kevin was also required to detail how his technology drove engagement with the overall organization and executive team.

Judging for the award was undertaken by a panel of some of Australia’s most respected Executive Leaders such as Dr Malcolm Thatcher, Dr Vladas Leonas, Linus Lai, Pip Marlow

Marc Bailey, Jenny Beresford, and Garry Whatley.

At the time of this nomination, Kevin O’Hara was the Group CIO and Technology Investment Portfolio Manager at Tulla Private Equity Group.

Read an article from CIO50 here.