Chief Information Officer

Chris Crozier

Chris Crozier was appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) on 1 August 2023, leading the Defence Digital Group (DDG).

Prior to joining Defence, Chris Crozier was the Group CIO for Orica International, the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier of explosives for mining and civil construction. As the Group CIO, Chris Crozier was accountable for global digital technology strategies and operations across a footprint of the organisation spanning 120 countries, covering business (IT), customer (internet of things), and manufacturing (operational technology) systems, including the governance of Orica’s digital ecosystems, architecture, data and cyber posture.

Prior to this, Chris Crozier held executive roles within Orica as Vice President of Australia-Pacific region, Chief Digital Officer and Global Vice President Supply Chain, and BHP as Global CIO and Global Chief Procurement Officer.

As a 35 year veteran of the mining and resources sector, having commenced his professional life with Rio Tinto as a Research Engineer, Chris Crozier has experienced the highs and lows of the commodity cycle. He has worked in Asia for more than 25 years, residing in Singapore for 18 years.

Chris Crozier has a Chemical Engineering Degree (Honours First Class) and Masters of Business Administration.

In his spare time, Chris Crozier enjoys endurance sports, including cycling, running and swimming.