The Victorian Coalition Government has appointed Grantly Mailes as the State’s first Chief Technology Advocate.
Assistant Treasurer and Technology Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips said Mr Mailes would have responsibility for the delivery of the Coalition Government’s new ICT strategy. “The Chief Technology Advocate will provide direction and co-ordination in information management and technology within the Victorian Government,” Mr Rich-Phillips said. “Mr Mailes will initially focus on delivering better services, reducing waste, encouraging innovation and improving ICT procurement across government”.
Mr Mailes has more than 15 years of experience working with public sector and private organisations advising on complex strategy, systems integration, outsourcing and procurement projects. Mr Mailes was the inaugural Chief Information Officer for the Government of South Australia, and was responsible for a number of major reforms in information technology. The role of Chief Technology Advocate will complement Mr Mailes’ role as Deputy Secretary, Innovation and Technology for the Department of Business and Innovation.
The Coalition Government will continue to seek industry guidance from the Victorian ICT Advisory Committee (VICTAC).