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Andy Newsom, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, CSL Group LTD

Andy Newsom is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for CSL Group. (, with responsibilities for Global IT inclusive of all CSL group businesses including CSL Behring, and CSL Plasma. CSL is a $6 billion global specialty biotherapeutics company that develops and delivers innovative biotherapies that save lives, and help people with life-threatening medical conditions live full lives. CSL has major facilities in Australia, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the U.S., CSL employs over 14,000 employees working in more than 30 countries. Andy has over 30 years of IT leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical industry with leadership roles in all aspects of IT. He has worked for companies such as Armour Pharmaceutical, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Centeon, and Aventis Behring. Experience includes leadership and development of the company’s IT strategy, portfolio management, enterprise architecture, security and risk, applications, infrastructure and operations and IT quality. Andy is an experience global leader that has led the transformation of IT from a localized federated organization to a virtual matrixed globalized team. At the same time he developed a high performing team culture focused on quality, performance and cost efficiencies raising customer satisfaction to over 90%.

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Leadership as an Orchestra

Leaders need to converge interests of people and organization, hold individuals accountable but also allow them the room to live their full potential. With so many books written, speeches delivered, and training conducted–we still have fewer effective leaders. How should we develop individuals who can apply various elements of Leadership in harmony similar to instruments […]


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