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

December 01, 2016

Atlanta, Georgia – Brambles Limited, the supply-chain logistics company operating in more than 60 countries, primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands, today 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 18th Annual 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. 


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About Brambles
Brambles Limited (ASX:BXB) is a supply-chain logistics company operating primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands. Brambles enhances performance for customers by helping them transport goods through their supply chains more efficiently, sustainably and safely. The Group's primary activity is the provision of reusable unit-load equipment such as pallets, crates and containers for shared use by multiple participants throughout the supply chain, under a model known as "pooling". Brambles primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries, counting many of the world's best-known brands among its customers. The Group also operates specialist container logistics businesses serving the automotive, aerospace and oil and gas sectors. Brambles has its headquarters in Sydney, Australia, but operates in more than 60 countries, with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe. Brambles employs more than 14,500 people and owns more than 550 million pallets, crates and containers through a network of more than 850 service centres. For further information, please visit

About the Georgia CIO Leadership Association
Georgia CIO is Georgia’s preeminent professional association for senior technology leaders. Founded in 2003, its membership is comprised exclusively of chief information officers or individuals in equivalent positions from Georgia-based public, private, government, education and not-for-profit organizations over $100M in revenue, including most of the billion-dollar organizations in the state. GeorgiaCIO is a 501(c)(6) professional association led by a CIO Advisory Board and underwritten by support from Deloitte, IBM, Intellinet, Microsoft and Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP