ICT Transformation in the Home Affairs portfolio . The NCIS Program - Breaking New Ground
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Rochelle Thorne joined the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission in January 2018 as the Chief
Information Officer. In this role she is responsible for providing and maintaining the agency’s national
ICT capabilities and services to support policing and law enforcement.
Before taking on this role, Rochelle worked in Australian Government ICT for over 30 years in several
agencies and Departments, specifically Centrelink, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Department of
Human Services and the Department of Defence. Rochelle’s work experience at the Senior Executive
Level has spanned a range of ICT disciplines including Applications Development, Program
Management Office, Project Delivery, Strategy and Architecture, Infrastructure Management
(including Data Centres), Network Communications, ICT Security, and ICT Governance.
Rochelle graduated from the University of New England (UNE) in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science and
Graduate Diploma of Education. She has also completed a Graduate Diploma of Computing Studies at
the University of Canberra, Diploma of Project Management at UNE and a Graduate Diploma of
Science (IT Enterprise Architecture) through the University of New South Wales at the Australian
Defence Force Academy.
Radi Kovacevic is currently the Chief Information Officer for the Department of Home Affairs. Radi has responsibility for Home Affairs technology, operations, delivery and architectural direction to transform ICT foundations in partnership across the Department. Previously, Radi headed up the GOV.AU team in the Digital Transformation Agency and was also the Chief Information Officer for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, with responsibility for all digital services.
Radi has a strong background in digital delivery for large programs, including the 2014 G20 summit, large machinery of government changes. In the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Radi assisted with the remediation program for the Home Insulation Program and supported the digital delivery for energy efficiency programs such as National Solar Schools.
Radi holds a Bachelor of Commerce Accounting and Graduate Diploma of Computer Science from the University of Canberra.