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Organisation : Australian Health Digital Agency

Location : Australia

Work type : Full-time

Salary type : Annual Package

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Australian Health Digital Agency

About the role

  • Drive visionary leadership for national cyber capabilities
  • Use your strategic expertise for digital health success
  • Senior Executive Band 1 position with flexible work conditions

The organisation
The Australian Digital Health Agency is at the forefront of digital health, committed to delivering top-tier digital health capabilities. In collaboration with health partners and consumers, the Agency leads the way in creating and offering consistent, safe, and impactful digital health services, all aimed at improving the well-being of every Australian. With a focus on national digital health products and services like My Health Record, the Agency is devoted to advancing real-time data exchange, enhancing connectivity, and building a modern, data rich infrastructure. All these efforts contribute to health policy reforms and strengthening Medicare.
The position
Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer, you will spearhead cyber security planning, engineering and incident management, safeguarding its systems from potential threats. You will take charge in securing the Agency’s national digital health infrastructure, including the operational and strategic risks associated with cyber vulnerabilities and the designated functions of the My Health Record System. With your leadership and expertise, you will be at the forefront of ensuring that cyber security requirements are seamlessly integrated into the design and implementation of all Agency systems and products.
About you
To be successful in this role you must demonstrate:

  • Dynamic leadership, enriched with experience in handling complex cyber capabilities and capable of translating complex information to a wide audience;
  • Capability to cultivate influential relationships with senior leadership, government bodies and healthcare providers across the digital spectrum;
  • High attention to detail, demonstrating an action-oriented approach in meeting tight deadlines within complex and ambiguous environments;
  • Technical acumen where you can translate government priorities into practical cyber programs, demonstrating innovation in applying technology solutions to complex challenges;
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills, influencing stakeholders at all levels; and
  • Tertiary qualifications in information technology or equivalent and formal qualifications in Cyber Security highly preferred.


  • Australian Citizenship is a condition of eligibility
  • Ability to obtain and maintain national police check
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance at a level designated by the Agency on request

This role can be based in the Brisbane, Sydney or Canberra office with highly flexible working conditions.

The salary for this role is $234,180 to $285,491 (including 15.4% superannuation).

Please noteapplication deadline is at close of business (COB) on Wednesday, 28 February 2024.

Meritos is partnering with the Australian Digital Health Agency on this Chief Information Security Officer opportunity. To apply for this role or obtain a copy of our comprehensive Success Profile, visit

For further information or to arrange a confidential conversation regarding your suitability, please contact Chris Morrison on 02 8000 7121. Alternatively, you can email us at:

How to apply


Please quote in application: Chief Information Security Officer via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Information_and_Communication_Technology

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