The Andrews Labor Government has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer to head up the recently established entity, Digital Victoria.
Michael McNamara will lead Digital Victoria, bringing with him a wealth of experience in private and public sector technology leadership roles.
Mr McNamara has experience leading complex digital change, both within Australia and globally. He has worked in the financial services and energy sectors, including leading ANZ’s workplace experience transformation.
Since January 2019, Mr McNamara has been the Chief Information Officer for the Commonwealth agency Services Australia. During the coronavirus pandemic, he led the agency in delivering online services to millions of Australians.
Mr McNamara has many years of experience as a senior executive delivering digital and technology transformation, which he will bring to the new group established within the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
He will lead Digital Victoria’s mission to grow the state’s digital economy, improve the customer experience and deliver more online services to all Victorians.
Digital Victoria was established in November last year, backed by a $195.9 million investment to centralise and simplify the Government’s IT services – reducing the costs and improving the delivery of services to Victorians.
Service Victoria, which now sits under the umbrella of Digital Victoria, has played a key role providing services for Victorians throughout the pandemic with the Service Victoria check-in app, border entry permits and more.
Mr McNamara will begin in the new role at the end of September with the current acting CEO Vivien Allimonos continuing as acting CEO until then.
As stated by Minister for Government Services Danny Pearson
“Digital Victoria will deliver the faster and simpler government services that Victorians deserve.”
“Michael McNamara is an outstanding leader who brings a wealth of public, corporate and international experience to his new role leading Digital Victoria – I congratulate him on his appointment.“