NAB Banker to Take Charge of Governments Digital Agenda

Gavin Slater nabs DTA CEO role.

Gavin Slater. Source: DTA
Gavin Slater. Source: DTA

Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, Angus Taylor, this week announced former NAB executive Gavin Slater as the new CEO of the governments Digital Transformation Agency (DTA).

In making the announcement Minister Taylor noted that Gavin is a proven CxO with a high pedigree in digital transformation projects:

“Gavin has a proven track record in driving transformational change to respond to digital disruption,” Assistant Minister Taylor said.

“Gavin brings a wealth of experience from his roles as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer for the bank’s major business areas, as well as Group Executive of personal banking.”

The announcement gave Minister Taylor the opportunity to highlight the challenges facing Slater, one that revolves around assisting agencies in transforming how they deliver services to their customers.

“His experience will be invaluable as we move forward with whole-of-government improvements in digital delivery, a review of all major IT projects across government, as well as significant changes in the way we procure ICT services,” Assistant Minister Taylor said.

Coming from the highly digitised environment of retail and business banking, the agency hope that Slater will be able to lean on his experience to drive a digital agenda for Government agencies that is efficient and accountable to the Turnbull Government’s digital blueprint.

The major challenge facing Slater as he begins the role on May 1 will be creating a digital first culture in a city that has traditionally had a fragmented approach to IT delivery.