Executive Director Telecommunications
Victorian Dept Government Services
Chris Dowling is the Executive Director of the Telecommunications division in the Victorian Department of Government Services.
Chris leads the team responsible for the Victorian Government’s $550m Connecting Victoria initiative. Connecting Victoria is delivering more than 1400 projects across the state, improving mobile connectivity and rolling out business grade broadband. These projects are making the connectivity better and transforming how Victorians live, study and work, while also improving the resilience of Victorian communications infrastructure.
Chris and his teams’ work is underpinning Victoria’s vision for a safe and inclusive digital economy – ensuring all Victorians can access and use online technologies to connect, volunteer, work and learn, and deliver and use the services they need confidently, affordably, and safely.
Chris has over 30 years of experience in ICT in both government and private sectors. He is an experienced senior executive across telecommunications and media portfolios.
Prior to his current role, Chris was the Managing Director for Communications, Media and Information at Tata Consultancy Services. He has also held Victorian Government roles of: