Enterprise cloud application business Workday, has appointed Diana McKenzie as the company's chief information officer (CIO). Reporting directly to Co-President Mark Peek, Diana will have global responsibility for Workday’s information services organisation.
Prior to joining Workday, Diana was senior vice president and CIO at Amgen, where she spent 12 years applying leading-edge analytics and information technology (IT) to continually drive competitive advantage for the company. Preceding Amgen, Diana served in a variety of IT leadership roles at Eli Lilly and Company.
During her nearly three decades of experience, Diana has been an active leader in various trade, technology, and governmental organisations and in 2015, was recognised as one of the “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology” by the National Diversity Council. Diana holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Purdue University.
Commenting on the news, Mark Peek, co-president at Workday said. “As a leader in enterprise software, we are always raising the bar on our internal use of technology to further optimise every corner of our business and arm our people with tools and insights to be even more productive. With the addition of a CIO of Diana’s caliber to the leadership team, we will continue to build on this success. Her passion for developing teams and driving companies forward with technology will help us move through our next phase of growth.”