Vic government looking for Digital Victoria CEO

By Shannon Jenkins

Monday May 31, 2021

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The Victorian government is on the hunt for someone to lead its new digital transformation agency.

The establishment of Digital Victoria was announced in the 2020-21 state budget, with the aim of centralising and simplifying information technology services across the government.

In an ad posted earlier this month, the state Department of Premier and Cabinet said it was looking for someone who has led ‘a range of complex digital and technology projects of significant scale and complexity’ to fill the role of chief executive officer at Digital Victoria.

“This strategic role will require a senior executive who is able to lead Digital Victoria to deliver whole-of-government digital and information technology reforms, programs, services and initiatives,” it said.

“To be successful in this role the right candidate will have the strategic experience to shape Victoria’s digital future, in addition to the critical technology credentials to drive execution of priority initiatives.”

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Vivien Allimonos, DPC’s deputy secretary cabinet, communications and corporate group, is currently acting CEO of Digital Victoria.

Applications for the inaugural CEO close this Thursday, June 3. They would report to DPC secretary Jeremi Moule, and would be included in the department’s senior leadership team, according to the job ad. The role is for a three-year term, and comes with a pay packet of $360,001-$479,900.

The department is also looking for a digital applications and solutions analyst to join DPC’s operations branch, and a project specialist to fill a role at DPC’s Project Management Office for the Victorian IT Infrastructure and Services reform project.

Last year’s budget allocated $195.9 million to establish Digital Victoria. The recent 2021/22 budget has provided a further $180 million to improve digital services, including almost $70 million for Service Victoria to provide more services online.

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