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Will Top Diplomat Change Digital Direction?

by Cameron Sinclair •
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While the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) continues to navigate complex global challenges, Kathryn Campbell’s appointment as Secretary will have significant implications for its ICT and digital service delivery fortunes.

Kathryn Campbell became Australia’s chief diplomat on 22 July, after a decade running Australia’s welfare agencies. A trained mathematician, she has formidable experience managing budget, policy and service delivery, and overseeing some of the biggest ICT systems in government.

She will continue to chair the Australian Public Service (APS) Secretaries Digital Committee, a position she has held since its creation in September 2020 with broad support from her colleagues.

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