David Hazlehurst joined Austrade as Deputy CEO, Business, Partnerships and Support in
January 2018. He is responsible for strategy and business transformation,
partnerships, digital and IT, and corporate and ministerial services.
During 27 years in the Australian Public Service, David has held senior
appointments in the Departments of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the
Treasury, and the Education and Family & Community Services portfolios.
His roles have spanned policy development, research and analysis, and
service delivery. He has led teams advising Prime Ministers on economic and
industry policy, the Federal Budget and the Council of Australian
Governments. He also drove initial implementation of the Australian
Government’s digital transformation agenda and was appointed interim CEO of
the Digital Transformation Office.
As a Deputy Secretary in the Industry, Innovation and Science portfolio
David led AusIndustry, the delivery hub for Australian Government services
to business, Digital Strategy and Operations, and implementation of the
Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda.
David holds Bachelor Degrees in Economics and Law (Hons), and a Masters of
Public Policy from the Australian National University. He is a member of
the Council of the Institute of Public Administration (ACT Division).