Joanne Smith

Enterpise agility & Technology leader


  • 2020 Nominee

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About Joanne Smith

Joanne is a passionate technology leader whose current role as IT Business Partner at Rio Tinto is shaping and developing technology strategies within the Iron Ore divisions.

With a background in software engineering, she thrives on driving results for organisations, empowering teams to deliver exceptional customer outcomes and coaching individuals to be their best.

Shining a light on the art of the possible, Joanne showcases visions of empowered people, high performing cross functional teams; business and IT functions intertwined, unlocking previously unattainable business value. Joanneā€™s influencing skills and tenacity invokes strong desire within her stakeholders and peers alike to seek to further understand organisational agility, continuous improvement and to challenge archaic processes; helping businesses transform themselves to be digitally fit.

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