Change of leadership at Digital Transformation Agency

Release Date: 
22 June 2018
Media release

Today I announce that Mr Gavin Slater is departing from his role as the Chief Executive Officer of the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) at the end of June 2018.

During his time as CEO, Mr Slater has played a significant role in helping to drive the government’s digital transformation agenda, while also overseeing procurement reform and the delivery of simpler and faster government services.

Under Mr Slater’s leadership, the DTA has delivered a number of key achievements, including developing a robust framework for digital identity and establishing a Digital Investment Management Office to advise ministers on ICT investments.

On behalf of the Government, I want to thank him for his contributions and wish him well as he returns to the private sector.

Mr Slater has said ‘It has been a privilege and an honour to lead the Government’s digital transformation during this period, making information and services for all Australians simple, clear and fast’.

The Government has appointed Mr Randall Brugeaud to take over as CEO of the DTA.

Mr Brugeaud is currently the Deputy Australian Statistician and Chief Operating Officer of the Australian Bureau of Statistics and has acted as the CEO of the DTA in the recent past.

He has also held a number of other relevant roles across the public and private sectors, including as Chief Information Officer of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

I am confident that Mr Brugeaud’s knowledge of the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation, combined with an ability to work effectively across government, make him ideal to lead the DTA as it develops and grows into its next phase.

I look forward to working with Mr Brugeaud to deliver on the Government’s vision of being one of the top 3 digital governments in the world by 2025.