Speaker: Liz Gosling

Chief Information Officer, Auckland University of Technology


Liz Gosling leads a team of 170 people, and is responsible for information technology provision for AUT’s staff and students, including 6,500 + desktop and laptop computers, IT and Digital plans, networking, audio visual services, innovation, contracts and software licensing, customer relationships and support services, as well as the development teams and infrastructure.

Her role is focussed on contributing to the University’s strategic direction, creating and executing ICT strategy, building collaborative relationships with key stakeholders across the University and ensuring that ICT delivers excellent services and value.

Liz studied Computer Science at the University of Westminster in London, and holds an MBA (Human Resources Management), Distinction from AUT. She has worked in the IT industry for over three decades, in New Zealand, the US, UK and Europe, in a variety of roles in commercial and not for profit organisations, and in both vendors and client companies. Liz was a faculty member, and then the Director of the CAUDIT Leadership Institute. She was chair of the Universities NZ Information and Communications Technology Committee for four years and was also the New Zealand invited board member on the CAUDIT Executive. She has spoken as international keynote at a number of conferences.

Her professional interests include customer relationship management, human resources and change management and staff development. She is passionate about the need for all New Zealanders to access high speed, high quality and affordable internet connectivity, and about the transformative power of education.