Mathew Smorhun

Assistant Secretary, ICT Strategy Realisation / Department of Defence

Mathew is a young leader within the Australian Public Service. His career in the Australian Public Service commenced at the AustralianTaxation Office where he worked on the major platform sourcing programs to modernise desktop, network and data centre infrastructure and services. After six years at the Australian Taxation Office, Mathew redirected his career by transferring to the Department of Defence. He has undertaken a number of roles within the Department of Defenceover the last four years from leading major reform projects such as Terrestrial Communication network modernisation, the Data Centre remediation - Centralised Processing Program to building and running the strategic relationship and contract management function within Group Commercial. More recently, Mathew led the Defence Enterprise Resource Program through a critical phase of program definition and strategy development.

Currently, Mathew is leading the implementation of the Defence ICT strategy in his role as Assistant Secretary Strategy Realisation, within the Chief Technology Officer Division in the Chief Information Officer Group.