Glenn Archer

Glenn Archer

Visiting Fellow
Australian National University

Glenn joined the Public Service in the late 70s and after a few years moved from Security related roles into IT.  After several promotions he left the Public Service in 1989 to work for Apple – in engineering and sales roles.  After more than eight years at Apple, Glenn managed a mid-sized consulting firm for a year and then moved to Cisco Systems as a Channel and Account Executive. 

In 2002 he re-joined the Federal Public Service as an SES officer in Centrelink. He went on to hold Senior Executive and CIO roles in major Federal government agencies culminating in his appointment as Federal Government CIO – leading the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO).

As Australian Government Chief Information Officer (AGCIO) he played a vital and influential role in bringing about significant policy changes and practical improvements to the Australian Government’s use of ICT with particular focus on productivity and efficiency, together with the provision of value-add services to agencies.

In early 2014 Glenn joined Gartner as Research Vice President for Digital Government and in addition to publishing research in this field, supported government and industry CIOs across the world.  Glenn resigned from Gartner in December 2015 and is currently undertaking private research – focusing on alternative mechanisms that would enable governments to better support citizens and businesses.

Glenn is recognised nationally and internationally as a technology leader in government. 

Glenn has a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree from the Australian National University with majors in Computer Science and Pure Maths.  He also holds an MBA jointly awarded by the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales (AGSM).