Former NAB exec Gavin Slater appointed DTA boss

Former NAB exec Gavin Slater has been appointed CEO of the Australian government’s Digital Transformation Agency, following the departure of Paul Shetler in November 2016.

Taking over from interim CEO, Nerida O’Loughlin, Slater will assume the CEO role from 1 May 2017.

Slater was previously a member of the Group Executive Team of the National Australia Bank where he drove a widespread digital transformation agenda across large, customer service businesses.

Gavin Slater
Gavin Slater, incoming DTA CEO

“Making services simpler, faster and easier to use has been at the core of my leadership impact over many years,” Slater said.

“In support of the Prime Minister’s vision, I look forward to bringing my skills, experience and passion to the public sector as it looks to improve services to benefit all Australians.”

Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation Angus Taylor said Slater has a proven track record in driving transformational change to respond to digital disruption.

“His experience will be invaluable as we move forward with whole-of-government improvements in digital delivery, a review of all major IT projects across government, as well as significant changes in the way we procure ICT services,” Assistant Minister Taylor said.

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