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Kevin is a uniquely experienced technologist, manager and ICT strategist who, in his former life, worked as a music teacher and faculty head. 

In Defence, Kevin, recently wrote the ICT Plan and Information Management (IM) Plan for the Australian Army.  Kevin has represented Australia in the ABCA multi-national military C3I standards and interoperability forum, developing the Information Interoperability Policy and standards for the 5 Army - Coalition of Nations (America, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand). 

He has written ICT strategies for large government departments, federal and state, as well as developed bespoke strategies for regional councils, airports, insurance and engineering companies. 

Kevin’s expertise with emerging technology, telecommunications, networks, security, customer relationship management and multi-million dollar technology procurement processes has seen him plan, build, operate and provide strategic and innovative guidance to government organisations such as InTACT, Geoscience Australia, Air Services Australia Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education, Defence, Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, the NRMA insurance group, as well as providing a range of ICT policy and standards for NSW Health and many private sector and public benevolent institutions. 

Kevin has worked with many organisations on disaster recovery, service level management, business continuity and network policy development.  Recently Kevin has completed an ICT service resiliency framework for a large airport.  He also was engaged by InTACT (now ACT Government Shared Services) to advise on specialist smart card applications electronic identification, converged networks, online service delivery and electronic accessibility.  He has also advised on ICT governance processes to many government and non-government clients.

Previously Kevin has worked as the National Director of Primary Health within the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.  Here he was responsible for the delivery of medial and allied health services and health related data of our veteran population.  He has also worked in various DHS portfolios including as a senior business analyst with responsibility for service management, strategic alignment and reporting.  He was also responsible for planning electronic service delivery with Medicare Australia, Child Support Agency, Centrelink, Health Services Australia, CRS Australia and Hearing Australia.

As CIO of ACT Health and Community Care, Kevin represented the ACT health portfolio at a range of national committees which dealt with the development of national health technology standards, data sets and e-health infrastructure. He also provided advice to the ACT government’s technology provider, InTACT, on a range of health-specific technical issues. He also headed up a team devoted to development of secure health messaging, developed privacy and consent protocols of national significance and oversaw the development of clinical systems to monitor diabetes and mental health.  

In May 2006 Kevin was a participant in the Future Summit where discussions ranged from globalisation, off-shoring, corporate governance and bio-tech futures.    

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