Adelaide University has announced the appointment of Mark Gregory as its new Chief Information Officer.

Mr Gregory's appointment, which commences in July, comes as the University continues to focus on e-learning and IT across education and research portfolios.

University of Adelaide Vice-President (Services and Resources) Mr Paul Duldig said that the appointment of Mr Gregory, who is currently Associate Vice-President (Finance and Administration) at Portland State University, is a coup for the University as it moves towards implementing its new 10 year Strategic Plan: Beacon of Enlightenment.

"In December 2012, the University of Adelaide's launched its new strategic plan which outlines the need to enhance e-learning and IT capacity to meet the changing requirements of students and research," Mr Duldig said.

"Over the coming decade, the University plans to treble its investment on IT learning support and e-learning. We are committed to an organisational transformation that will see our institution recognised as Australia's most distinctive university.

"Mr Gregory will be pivotal in guiding our IT planning and investment to ensure the University captures the best of the digital revolution in the higher education sector," said Mr Duldig. "His extensive university experience and strong, entrepreneurial leadership will support the roll out of the new Strategic Plan right across our business."

Mr Gregory said that he is looking forward to relocating to South Australia and joining the University of Adelaide at such an important time in the lead up to its 150th anniversary.

"I am honoured to have been selected as CIO and I am eager to get to work with the faculty, staff, students and the broader Adelaide community," said Mr Gregory.