Chief Data Officer (CDO)

Colin Couchman

I am a proven and committed Information Technology Leader with a demonstrated track record within private- and public-sector environments.

A strategic thinker with the ability to effectively broker communication between business leadership and Information Technology.

I have over twenty-four years of leadership experience in architecting, developing, and implementing Information Technology solutions and strategies, ranging from infrastructure to applications, cybersecurity to lifecycle management, vendor management to large-scale project management.

Twelve years of which include leadership experience developing and implementing institutional solutions in higher education at a U15 research-intensive university in Canada.

Current Role

  • Company Name:  Western University
  • Job Title:  Chief Data Officer (CDO)
  • Start Date:   January 2022 
  • Company Industry: Higher Education
  • Location:  London, Ontario, Canada

In choosing Western, students will become part of a vibrant learning community at one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. Along with a wide variety of intellectually challenging and engaging academic programs, the University is also alive with a diverse array of opportunities for student involvement, personal growth and leadership development, and numerous co-curricular and extracurricular activities.


Previous Role:

  • Company Name:  Western University
  • Job Title:   Director of Information Technology & CISO
  • Start Date:   2018