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Home Events Canberra Manager’s Forum with Chris Crozier, CIO, Department of Defence

Canberra Manager’s Forum with Chris Crozier, CIO, Department of Defence

Thursday, 18 April 2024

} 11:30 am – 2:00 pm (AEST)

QT Hotel, 1 London Circuit, Canberra ACT 2601

Events Team | events@aiia.com.au


The Defence Strategic Review highlights the most challenging strategic environment since the Second World War and the critical role that digital technology is playing, and will continue to play, in defending this country.

Our Information and Communications Technology delivery mechanisms need to be faster and more agile to keep up with the rapid pace of technological change that has both accelerated military modernisation in the region and reduced our strategic warning time.
To assure our nation’s security and prosperity, Defence must transform the way we shape, deliver, and enhance Defence ICT, capitalising on best-in-class global platforms supported by best-in-class sovereign capabilities.

Chris Crozier, Chief Information Officer for Defence, will outline the transformation agenda that he is leading to establish Defence Digital Group and to form the digital spine for Defence to be ready to fight and win in the digital age.

Keynote speaker

Chris Crozier


Department of Defence

Mr Chris Crozier was recently appointed Chief Information Officer, leading the Chief Information Officer group at Defence. Prior to joining Defence, Mr Crozier was the Group Chief Information Officer for Orica International, the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of explosives for mining and civil construction.

As the Group’s Chief Information Officer, Mr Crozier was accountable for global digital technology strategies and operations across a footprint of the organisation spanning 120 countries, covering Business (IT), Customer (IoT) and Manufacturing (OT) systems, including the governance of Orica’s digital ecosystems, architecture, data, and cyber posture.

Prior to this, Mr Crozier held executive roles within Orica as Vice President of AusPac (60% of Orica’s global EBIT), Chief Digital Officer and Global Vice President Supply Chain; and BHP as Global Chief Information Officer and Global Chief Procurement Officer.

As a 35 year veteran of the Mining and Resources Sector, having commenced his professional life with Rio Tinto as a Research Engineer, Mr Crozier has experienced the highs and lows of the commodity cycle. He has worked in Asia for more than 25 years, residing in Singapore for 18 years.

Mr Crozier has a Chemical Engineering Degree (Honours First Class) and Masters of Business Administration.

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