A former banker has been appointed to drive the government’s digital agenda.

Gavin Slater, an NAB executive for seven years, previously held the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Group Executive of Personal Banking.

In announcing the appointment, Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation Angus Taylor, said Slater was well-placed to understand the immense challenges faced by government.

“Gavin has a proven track record of in driving transformational change to respond to digital disruption,” he said. “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.”

Slater said he was excited to be taking up the important position.

L to R: DTA interim DTA CEO Nerida O'Loughlin, new CEO Gavin Slater, Assistant Minister Angus Taylor

“Making services simpler, faster and easier to use has been at the core of my leadership impact over many years,” he said. “In support of the Prime Minister’s vision, I look forward to bringing my skills, experience and passion to the public sector as it looks to improve services to benefit all Australians.”

Slater replaces Nerida O’Loughlin, who has been the interim CEO of DTA. He commences in the role on 1 May.