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David Hazlehurst

Acting Deputy Secretary of Innovation, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

About David Hazlehurst

David joined the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science as acting Deputy Secretary in August 2015. David is responsible for AusIndustry divisions, Digital Strategy and Operations and is also leading implementation of the Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda.

David spent four years in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, capped off by leading the initial implementation of the Australian Government’s digital transformation agenda. David was the interim CEO of the Digital Transformation Office, formally established in July 2015.

In his 25 years in the Australian Public Service, David has worked across social and economic portfolios, including leading the Higher Education Division in the Department of Education and was Chief Adviser to the Henry Review of Taxation in the Treasury.

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