New Chief Information Officer for Defence
15 October 2012
The Department of Defence is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Peter Lawrence to the position of Chief Information Officer.
Dr Lawrence was selected from a highly competitive field of public and private sector candidates. He will bring to Defence over 20 years experience in planning, implementing and managing technology across a wide range of businesses and business functions on a local, regional and global basis.
Currently, Dr Lawrence is the Group Manager IT, Energy Markets at Origin Energy. In this role, he has managed the delivery of technology services to the Energy Markets business through a shared services model that is, to a large part, outsourced to key partners.
Dr Lawrence has also occupied a number of other high profile roles such as the Chief Information Officer at ANZ National New Zealand and positions at Shell Australia, Shell IT International and Shell Services International Japan.
The Department would like to acknowledge the outgoing Chief Information Officer, Mr Greg Farr. Mr Farr was appointed to Defence for a five year term. Over the past five years he has made an outstanding contribution to Defence’s ICT and business capability. Mr Farr advised Defence last year that, for personal reasons, he did not wish to re-compete for the position of Chief Information Officer when his contract expired.
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