Digital and Services Strategy Board

The Digital and Services Strategy Board (DSSB) is a high-level strategic committee established in March 2022 to ensure cohesive governance of the Digital Master Plan and the implementation of the Service Performance Framework. The DSSB is a whole-of-University resource that oversees the delivery and benefits realisation of the ANU Digital and Services portfolio of programs and ensures its alignment with the ANU Strategic Plan and ANU Corporate Plan. It provides strategic direction and insights on the programs of work, associated risks, monitors progress and ultimately ensures the success of the programs, projects and products.



  • David Thodey AO

Ex officio

  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student and University Experience)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International and Corporate)

Attendees (including Program sponsors)

  •  Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education and Digital).
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO).
  • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).
  • Director, Planning and Service Performance.
  • Director, Shared Services.


  • Office of the COO,

The following programs come within the remit of the DSSB:

Student First is a multi-year program of work to uplift and improve the student experience. Contact: Program Director, Dean MacDonald,

The Research and Business Development Program's main objective is to maximise the value delivered to the business, driven through digital investments. Contact: Program Director, Fernando Fernandez,

The DICE Program Board takes a strategic view to ensure ongoing alignment with the University’s strategic goals and benefit delivery. As part of the Board’s governance, it is also charged with ensuring that the program risks and issues are identified and effectively mitigated, providing visible and sustained support for the program, and facilitating integration of the initiatives within their operational domains. Contact: Program Director, Sajid Hassan,


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