Simon Kilner, Chief Technology Officer
Simon Kilner brings the experience, vision and humanitarian commitment needed to navigate the fast-changing technology landscape in the NGO sector. Simon is a values-driven leader who has directed significant IT transformations for large commercial organisations. He has deep IT experience across strategy, architecture, infrastructure, applications, business engagement and vendor management.
Prior to joining World Vision, Simon delivered major infrastructure transformation projects at Baptcare, including disaster recovery in the cloud, mobility and desktop refresh, and network and security refresh. He transformed and consolidated five major retail divisions into a common technology platform while IT General Manager for the PAS Fashion Group, and cut his teeth in the industry as Head of IT at Clicks, a wholesale and retail pharmaceutical company in South Africa.
Simon is responsible for delivering digital and ICT capabilities. He facilitates effective links between the business strategy, revenue-focused teams, field work, risk management and finance, to align and strengthen World Vision’s capacity to maximise returns from IT investments and improve operational effectiveness.
Simon sees his role as key to World Vision’s transformation into a digital-first organisation that continues to find innovative ways to connect supporters to the life-changing work in the field that they’re helping to make possible.