Digital Economy Magazine, a leading voice on technology development, has named Chris Fechner, CEO of Digital Transformation Agency of Australia as Digital Economy Personality of the week for the month of Dec 12th-17th 2022 ranking.
Digital Economy personality of the week, is a weekly recognition of the top leading CEOS, based on their impact in the industry, innovation, professional experience, exemplary leadership and, achievements, amongst other criteria.
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Chris Fechner was appointed the Chief Executive Officer at the Digital Transformation Agency on 13 October 2021.
Chris has extensive experience in state government services, focusing on large-scale digital and ICT reform and transformation programs as well as implementing contemporary investment, contestability, and governance frameworks.
Before joining the Australian Public Service, Chris was the Queensland Government Chief Customer and Digital Officer throughout 2020 and 2021. Chris was previously the Chief Digital and Product Officer at Service NSW. Prior to that, Chris held a number of senior positions across the NSW and Queensland governments as well as in freight and rail organisations.
Chris holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Applied Science and Computing, both from the Queensland University of Technology.
As CEO, Chris is responsible for leading the agency to ensure we deliver on the Government’s digital transformation agenda, in accordance with our agency’s executive order and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.