Deputy CEO, Business, Partnerships and Support
David joined Austrade as Deputy CEO, Business, Partnerships and Support in January 2018. He is responsible for strategy and business transformation, partnerships, digital and IT, and corporate and ministerial services.
During 27 years in the Australian Public Service, David has held senior appointments in the Departments of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Treasury, and the Education and Family & Community Services portfolios. His roles have spanned policy development, research and analysis, and service delivery. He has led teams advising Prime Ministers on economic and industry policy, the Federal Budget and the Council of Australian Governments. He also drove initial implementation of the Australian Government’s digital transformation agenda and was appointed interim CEO of the Digital Transformation Office.
As a Deputy Secretary in the Industry, Innovation and Science portfolio David led AusIndustry, the delivery hub for Australian Government services to business, Digital Strategy and Operations, and implementation of the Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda.
David holds Bachelor Degrees in Economics and Law (Hons), and a Masters of Public Policy from the Australian National University. He is a member of the Council of the Institute of Public Administration (ACT Division).