The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has appointed Peter Rowe to head up its Diplomatic Security, Information Management and Services Division (DID).
Rowe, who is understood to have served DFAT as lead to its mission in Seoul, will take up the position from 6 April. DID is the lead division for the agency's local and international technology requirements, supporting the needs of around 8,000 users.
Stuart Page, who has acted in the position over the past months as First Assistant Secretary, will retain his responsibility for ICT strategy, planning, projects and development upon Rowe's arrival.
Meanwhile, ICT delivery and operations will be managed by Assistant Secretary John Morison, said the spokesperson.
The agency today also revealed it intends to replace its five-year desktop support deal worth $11 million that has been held by ASX-listed IT services ASG subsidiary, Exceed Systems, since 2004.