Brambles CIO, Jean Holley, Named Global CIO of the Year by Georgia CIO Leadership Association

Atlanta, Georgia – December 1, 2016 – Brambles Limited, the supply-chain logistics company operating in more than 60 countries, primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands, has announced the company’s Group SVP and CIO, Jean Holley, has been named Global CIO of the year by the Georgia Chief Information Officer Leadership Association (Georgia CIO).  The award was presented at the Association’s recent 18thAnnual CIO Awards Ceremony in Atlanta.

“I am deeply honored to accept this award on behalf of the entire Brambles information technology team,” said Ms. Holley.  “Brambles is a fantastic company that is committed to making the world a better place, and that would not be possible without the innovation, hard work and dedication of the IT team.”

Jean accepted the award on behalf of IT employees worldwide.  At Brambles, IT is a strategic partner with the company’s business units.  Through its commitment to hard work, collaboration and dedication, the IT team empowers the company to achieve its customer satisfaction and marketplace goals.

“Thanks to Jean’s leadership, Brambles’ IT team is trusted by the business, with a reputation for delivering on difficult, complex strategic projects,” said Brambles’ CEO, Tom Gorman, “Jean has built a strong, diverse team within which mutual respect is high and all team members take pride and enjoyment in what they do.”

Ms. Holley was nominated for her work transforming Brambles’ IT organization into a high-performing global function, where IT projects and spend are prioritized, formally vetted and measured to ensure strategic alignment and success for the business. Jean’s priorities have focused on improving customers’ experiences and lowering business operational costs while enabling Brambles to operate as one integrated company.

“Jean and the other individuals who have earned these awards are the best and brightest leaders – not just within information management, but in the sectors they represent,” said Lisa LaRoque, Executive Director of the Georgia CIO Leadership Association.  “In today’s fast-paced world, where information travels from one end of the globe to the other in a fraction of a second, organizations that win in the marketplace benefit from the superior strategic planning and day-to-day execution these individuals bring to the table.”

Established in 1998, the Georgia CIO of the Year Awards is the premier technology executive recognition program of its kind. The annual CIO Awards Ceremony honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. CIOs and those in equivalent positions are selected by a distinguished panel of CIO judges, including prior Award recipients, CIO peers and industry experts, based upon their leadership, innovation, business value created and service to others.