Maria Milosavljevic

Chief Data Officer / Department of Human Services

Dr Maria Milosavljevic is the inaugural Chief Data Officer (CDO) for Department of Human Services (DHS). She is responsible for defining and implementing data and analytics strategy including appropriate data management, use and innovation, as well as creating the right environment and collaborative arrangements to support this. Milosavljevic is also an Honorary Professor at the Australian National University (ANU) and Chair of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Cyber Security Committee. Prior to moving to DHS, Dr Milosavljevic was the inaugural NSW Government Chief Information Security Officer (GCISO), responsible for building improved prevention, detection and a streamlined response to cyber security across the State. She established the function, delivered and implemented a new whole-of-government Cyber Security Strategy, Policy, Incident Response Management Plans, cyber incident exercises and other initiatives. Prior to this, Dr Milosavljevic was the CIO and CISO of AUSTRAC where she led the creation of leading-edge capabilities for the Fintel Alliance, a world-first public-private partnership. She also chaired international capability improvement committees for the ASEAN region. Dr Milosavljevic completed a PhD in Artificial Intelligence with the Microsoft Research Institute, graduated from ANU with an Executive Masters of Public Administration from ANZSOG, and is a graduate of the AICD.