Warren has most recently been employed in the defence sector as the Director, IT Operations for Raytheon, one of Australia’s premier defence United States based military systems integrators.
Prior to that, Warren has been engaged in a variety of senior executive consulting capacities in Federal and Territory Governments. More recently, in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), he was appointed as the Acting, Chief Information Officer (CIO) within the Health Directorate. Specific responsibilities included maintaining IT operations and delivering capital projects, including, leading IT activities supporting the Director General’s critical reform program. From an e-Health perspective, Warren brought critical IT professional insight into the ACT Health Directorate, e-Health program, which resulted in a number of positive initiatives addressing performance related concerns. Warren was also involved in the detail of developing the IT and Electronic Clinical Record specifications for a new sub-acute Hospital in Canberra (University of Canberra of Public Hospital).
Warren started his career in the information technology profession in 1994 and upon joining the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), his IT career accelerated within the distributed computing profession. In the RAAF, he was a key member of the technical team that transitioned the entire Australian Defence Force to the Information Era, constantly testing the limits of IT for defence communications purposes. Following his defence uniform career he was appointed as the IT Infrastructure Architect for the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) via their outsourced IT Service Provider. Warren was a key leader of transformational initiatives at the ATO which included close engagement with technical personnel from Microsoft to deliver IT driven taxation reform programs. Through both his success at the Department of Defence and ATO, Warren was subsequently recruited by Microsoft where he held various technical and leadership roles with the company for almost 10 years. Work in Microsoft required him to be deeply involved in leading many digital transformation initiatives and technical adoption programs on behalf of the company and their customers in Australia and across the World.
Warren is qualified with a PMBOK Cert in Project Management form Charles Sturt University, Certified Microsoft Systems Engineer and an IT Systems Engineer from his time in the RAAF.