Brad Bastow appointed as CTO

21st May 2018
Canberra, Australia

AUCloud is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Bastow as the company’s inaugural Chief Technology Officer, following his highly successful and transformative term as CTO for the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet where he was responsible for numerous innovations in the development and application of policy, including the adoption of cloud services.

Managing Director of AUCloud, Phil Dawson (previously co-founding CEO of UKCloud, the leading provider of cloud services to UK Government, Defence and Health) stated that “Brad is an exceptionally talented technology leader, who has been at the forefront of Australian Federal Government Cloud strategy since inception. AUCloud is delighted that Brad has joined our growing company and on a personal level, I am really looking forward to working with Brad as we seek to help the Australian Public Service deliver better, more secure and more efficient user centric services for Australian citizens”

Brad Bastow noted “I had considered myself a career public servant surrounded by clever people and good policy as the only route to effect change on a national scale. However, I also recognised that we sometimes let ourselves down by failing to execute effectively, thereby not meeting citizen demands. I came to a realisation that by working within a proven, accomplished and innovative cloud provider, I could enable and improve adoption across multiple portfolios from a different perspective. Having worked with many cloud providers in my past roles, I concluded that AUCloud, with its provenance of success and credible experience at scale, could provide the exemplar for Australia as to what is possible when entrepreneurs design something truly fit for purpose – an Australian owned and managed company developed to support the country’s sovereign goals.”

Brad will lead the rapidly growing AUCloud technology and security teams, applying the breadth of his Government and Defence Signals Directorate (precursor to the Australian Signals Directorate) experience to Federal and State Governments as well as a growing number of AUCloud’s Channel Partners, who are supporting Digital Transformation activities across the nation.

Scott Wilkie – Director and international Cyber Security thought leader – said that Brad would contribute directly to the scale out of AUCloud platforms from UDLM to Protected and Confidential control sets, enabling a higher degree of security, cross-classification data flows, analytics and sovereign data certainty than is currently available for the Australian Government.