I would like to advise you all that after seven rewarding years, I have decided to retire as the Australian Government CIO and from the Australian Public Service. This will take effect from the end of this year.
I have really appreciated the privilege of working with the AGIMO team, my colleagues in other agencies, the other Australian jurisdictions and in a range of overseas governments and agencies. The support I have received has been outstanding and sustained, including during some very demanding times.
I particularly note the spirit, good humour, thoughtfulness and professionalism that the staff in AGIMO have applied to their work and the manner in which their interactions that have created the stimulating culture that is central to our whole of government work.
I am very proud of our many achievements over the last seven years, supporting the Governments of the day in the delivery of their programs and services, enabled by technology.
The interactions with industry stakeholders have also been a valued part of my work at AGIMO and I’ve been very pleased with the manner in which these have become more positive and fruitful through activities like this blog.
I won’t be losing contact with information technology and, although I haven’t finished yet, I will be looking forward to watching your progress in the future.