HammondCare appoints CIO of the year – John Sutherland

John Sutherland

Not for profit provider, HammondCare has named John Sutherland as Chief Information Officer, replacing John Perez who stepped down earlier in the year.

The well-credentialed Sutherland was named Australia’s CIO of the Year in 2020 when at Ramsay Health, and in part recognised for how they responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to Ramsay he had a lengthy tenure with Cochlear, including 6 years as the CIO.


HamondCare CEO Mike Baird said he is delighted to welcome John to HammondCare, as the leading health and aged care charity continues significant investment in technology to support care delivery across its services, consistent with its Next Chapter strategy.

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“John has been at the forefront of implementing advanced technological solutions for healthcare delivery on a global scale. His personal faith and genuine commitment to improving quality of life for those in need are deeply aligned with HammondCare’s mission,” Mr Baird said.


“HammondCare is expanding its commitment to digitising many key processes to better support our frontline care teams and the people we serve across health and aged care. John’s expertise and experience will be invaluable.”

Mr Sutherland said he was drawn to HammondCare for its outstanding mission and legacy of care over nearly 90 years, and the opportunity to be part of an exciting new phase of growth for the organisation.


“I am incredibly thankful for my time with Ramsay but equally thankful for this new opportunity as HammondCare pursues its ambition to set the global standard of relationship-based care for people with complex needs, and to care for those others can’t or won’t,” he said.

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