Darrin has more than 32 years’ experience working in government and executive management roles.
In 1997, Darrin was appointed as Chief Information Officer (CIO), Department of Treasury while in 2002, Darrin managed the creation of CorpTech and the associated IT frameworks for the Shared Services initiative. He led the implementation of the whole-of-government shared services solutions until moving to the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services in 2007 to lead the department’s ICT portfolio.
In 2012, Darrin was appointed as the CIO of the former Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.
In 2018, Darrin was appointed to the role of Assistant Director-General and CIO for the new Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women. His division, Information, Innovation and Recovery, also provides ICT services and support for the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors; and the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships.
With the establishment of the new Department of Youth Justice in early 2019, Information, Innovation and Recovery also provides ICT services and support to this new agency, with Darrin being the Chief Information Officer for all three agencies.
In his key role, Darrin has overseen a number of strategic initiatives, including moving services to the cloud; automation of ICT service delivery; integrating data across government agencies to assist in the search for missing children, with the implementation of the Our Child solution; and digitising services across the child protection system to staff, partners, foster carers and vulnerable children by delivering solutions such as kicbox, Carer Connect and CS Xpress.
Darrin has overseen the delivery the Detailed Business Case for the replacement of the Integrated Client Management System and the commencement of the Unify Program Stage 1 in July 2019.