Rob Burch

Manager Strategy & Business Solutions, Department for Communities & Social Inclusion,
Housing SA


Rob Burch moved to Adelaide from the famous Clare Valley wine region of South Australia. Drawn into IT by the information revolution, he has undertaken postgraduate study in Systems Analysis (UNISA) and Enterprise Architecture (certified with Carnegie Melon & IBM). He also has a Masters in Public Sector Management (Flinders Uni).

Rob actively monitors the IT trends of the rapidly evolving Digital Economy, in order to assist the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) with IT strategy and implementation of the best suited solutions to its business.

He has experience as a University lecturer and as a Senior IT Project Manager who has led multidisciplinary teams in six Government agencies. He has greatly enjoyed working with people from a wide variety of professions such as engineering, social work and law. He is currently Manager, Strategy and Business Solutions directly responsible for 42 IT systems, ranging from mainframe to mid-range and mobile.

Rob places strong emphasis on the importance of managing relationships with business users within DCSI, and across the public and private sectors. These networks enable him to obtain and integrate the cross-sectoral knowledge necessary to diagnose what it will take to apply new technology to current day business challenges.

More recently, he has led a multi-disciplinary team within DCSI in the development of a mobility application that has won the 2016 State iAward for its class. Throughout his life, Rob has been a keen bushwalker and photographer. Combining these two passions with his sense of adventure has resulted in some exciting expeditions and photographs.