Former NSW innovation minister Victor Dominello has a new side after leaving politics and joining the board of the Tech Council of Australia (TCA).
He replaces former Turnbull-era federal minister and TCA executive director Wyatt Roy, who leaves the board next month.
TCA Chairman Robyn Denholm thanks Roy for his contribution in the two years since the lobby group was founded.
Dominello, who gave his last speech as minister and spoke about the future of the digital economy, at a TCA event in March, recently signed on as director of the university-based UNSW-UTS Trustworthy Digital Society Hub.
Former Queensland Minister of Innovation Kate Jones also sits on the TCA board, along with the likes of Canva’s Cliff Obrecht, Afterpay’s Anthony Eisen and Atlassian’s Scott Farquhar.
Roy praised Dominello’s appointment.
“I can’t think of anyone more suited to the role than Victor. He has set the gold standard for digital government and will continue to provide an important perspective to the national discussion on technology,” he said.
“Having a truly two-pronged approach is a huge strength of the Tech Council and is something many industry associations have struggled with. Broad societal and political support for the technology sector will ensure lasting policy change.”
Dominello said: “this is an organization that has gone from zero to hero in just two years. It is a leader in advocacy in the technology sector and provides a unified voice on critical issues.”