Chief Information Officer
Cynthia Patterson has worked in information services and technology for 20 years. During this time, Cynthia has worked across different areas including project management, software development and information management.
Prior to her appointment at Unison Networks Limited, Cynthia held senior IT leadership positions with Fonterra, ACC, the New Zealand Defence Force, The Open Polytechnic, Bankwest (Perth), and the National Academy of Sciences in Washington. In her role at Fonterra, Cynthia was responsible for the operation of technology platforms and services across the entire Fonterra business and led the deployment of Office 365. At the Open Polytechnic, she developed the information services technology strategy, led the delivery of digital technology and information management projects, and drove the adoption of a new, agile working methodology to be able to respond to rapidly changing market conditions.
In her role at Unison, Cynthia is responsible for the strategic management of information systems across the Unison Group, ensuring we have modern digital systems and platforms that enhance the overall user experience.
Originally from Arizona, Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of Missouri and a Master of Science Degree in International Affairs (IT Policy) from the Georgia Institute of Technology.