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Anne Lyons

Fellow - Professional Development

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Information policy & strategy, open government, digital preservation & access, strategic issues management, communications & media.


Anne is a Visiting Fellow working with the Professional Development team. 

Anne has worked in both the public and private sector for more than 20 years, including 15 years as a senior executive. She has enjoyed a broad range of roles including policy, service delivery, strategic media and issues management, and communications and marketing.

She is currently an Assistant Director-General at the National Archives of Australia, and prior to taking up a Visiting Fellowship with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) was their Chief Information Officer (CIO).

She has filled several Senior Executive roles at the Archives, including information policy and assurance, ICT, and public and government services.  Anne has reformed Archives’ online service delivery and expanded its digitisation programs to dramatically increase online archival access, and has launched programs to publicly showcase Australia’s rich heritage within the Archives’ collection.

Her recent achievements include delivering the Australian Government’s National Digital Transition Policy, leading a whole-of-government transition to digital records and information management.  She also delivered the Archives’ Digital Continuity 2020 Policy, which will transform information management across all government business systems by 2020.

Anne is a member of Australia’s Open Government Forum, Chair of the ACT & SE NSW Defence Reserves Support Council (DRSC) and a member of the DRSC National Council.