David Hackshall

Chief Digital Officer

As the Group CDO, David leads Icon’s digital strategy and ICT division with a strong focus on improving healthcare through innovative digital evolution and transformation.

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David has over 25 years’ experience in strategic Information Technology spanning across IT consulting, private ventures, advertising, insurance, events services, and manufacturing industries. He has a wealth of experience in business strategy, digital innovation, and driving world-class operational excellence and has a focus on applying technologies to improve stakeholder experience.

In his most recent role as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Cochlear, David led business transformation initiatives to drive growth and position Cochlear as the world leader in customer experience for its sector. He has held several executive positions including, Global CIO, Wesfarmers Ltd’s Insurance Division, Global CIO of Salmat Group Ltd and Global Head of Technology at Babcock and Brown.

David’s extensive industry experience is a critical part of Icon’s executive leadership capability and plays a key part in accelerating digital evolutions and information technology platforms to better serve our patients and transform digital healthcare.

David holds a Masters of Technology Management and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Macquarie Graduate School of Management. In 2017 he was listed in the CIO Industry Awards Top 10 CIO across Australia and New Zealand and currently is on the Advisory Board of Vation Ventures Innovation Board, United States.


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