Dr Peter Lawrence
Chief Information Officer, Department of Defence
About Dr Peter Lawrence
Dr Peter Lawrence was appointed to the role of Chief Information Officer for the Department of Defence in November 2012. Prior to joining the Australian Public Service he had a long career in the private sector working for Royal Dutch Shell, ANZ and Origin Energy. In 2007 he joined the ANZ Bank based in Melbourne as the Head of IT Infrastructure. After less than a year role in the role he moved to be the Chief Information Officer for ANZ New Zealand based in Wellington covering all of the business activities in New Zealand across the Retail, Agricultural, Commercial and Institutional banking business. Upon returning from New Zealand in 2011 Dr Lawrence joined Origin Energy, based in Melbourne, as the Group Manager IT, supporting the Energy Markets business covering the Generation, Wholesale, Trading, LPG and Retail parts of the business. He is married with two children, a son and a daughter. When time permits he enjoys watching most sport, keeping fit, and travelling.