Patrick Kidd

Patrick Kidd

Patrick Kidd commenced as CEO of the DSO in October 2020. He brings substantial experience in training, stakeholder management and digital transformation. Prior to his appointment, Patrick worked for Infosys, where he led the program team implementing a large-scale digital transformation program into Services Australia. From November 2016 to October 2020 Patrick was a Principal consultant with Deloitte with a focus on strategy, operations and change. During this time he was seconded as the CEO for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 where he led the team which won the bid, planned and delivered these very high profile Games. Patrick brings significant expertise in training development to the DSO, following a thirty-year career in the British Army (1985-2005) and the Australian Defence Force (2005-2015).

What inspired you to join DSO?

Rarely in a working career do you get the chance to be integrally engaged with the making of history - the DSO is a key initiative which has the potential to have a real impact on the shape of Australia’s evolving workforce by working with and through others who share a common purpose. To be involved at the outset with such a committed team to develop this opportunity is an absolute privilege.

What do 'digital skills' mean in your life and business?

The opportunity to realise undiscovered value by making the most of the incredible digital capabilities which have been made so accessible to us all.

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