Digital Transformation Agency chief Randall Brugeaud will walk away from the job at end of the month after three years in the role.
Trade minister Dan Tehan on Friday revealed the long-time chief would leave the agency to lead the new Simplified Trade Systems Implementation Taskforce from July.
The taskforce is expected to review trade regulations and modernise outdated IT systems to assist asset more than 57,000 Australian exporters and more than 380,000 importers.
“Mr Brugeaud is uniquely qualified to work hand in hand with businesses to design and implement a cross-border trade system that meets their needs,” Tehan said.
Brugeaud joined the DTA from the Australian Bureau of Statistics in June 2018 following the departure of former boss Gavin Slater.
Prior to that, he spent two years as the chief information officer of then Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
He also held senior roles in the former Australian Customers and Border Protection Services at the time of its merger with the then Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
Employment minister Stuart Robert, who holds responsibility for the government’s digital agenda, thanked Brugeaud for his work at the DTA.
He added that his experience would ensure the taskforce improves government digital services for businesses.
Brugeaud departure comes just weeks after the DTA was moved out of the Social Services portfolio and back into the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
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