Job Title: Chief Data Steward
Peter Hanlon is the Chief Data Steward for AUSTRAC. Peter is responsible for data being managed like an asset across the agency. Peter manages his responsibilities through a network of internal data stewards and data custodians across different systems and/or branches. He also works at a strategic level with cross agency relationships and collaboration.
Peter is the chair of the Data & Information Governance Working Group and contributes to the Architectural Review Board decisions to ensure a standard data related vocabulary and alignment with the overall AUSTRAC Data Strategy.
Prior to working for Federal Government, Peter was a Director for Macquarie Bank in Sydney and successfully managed the delivery of testing services for some of the Bank’s largest IT Projects including leading the data migration test team. Peter also chaired a Test Strategy Working Group that defined group wide testing processes, tools and standards for Macquarie Bank.
Prior to working for Macquarie Bank, Peter founded a software testing services company and successfully managed this enterprise for 12 years before selling this business. Peter has work in a broad range of testing related roles including financial, government, utilities, manufacturing and defence sectors. He has held senior test management and design positions at Merrill Lynch, British Aerospace Australia, Plessey Telecommunications, Phillips Electronic Systems and NSW State Government.
Peter’s testing career started in the Defence electronics sector, working on the automated testing of digital F/A-18 radar systems, Collins Class submarines and ANZAC Ship systems. This work provided a sound basis for understanding hardware; software and systems based testing principles.
Peter has an Electrical and Electronic Engineering Degree from the University of Adelaide, software qualifications from the University of California (UCLA), and a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Australia.
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