Michelle Fitzgerald

Chief Digital Officer

City of Melbourne

In November 2015, Michelle joined the City of Melbourne as Chief Digital Officer (the first position of its kind for Victorian Local Government) managing the newly-formed Smart City Office. In this position she will assist the City of Melbourne to attract technology and bioscience start-ups; drive the take up of digital, agile development and open data across customer services; lead the shift in infrastructure management towards smart city modelling; and collaborate with Melbourne’s research and higher education sectors to build the city’s education capabilities and reputation as a knowledge hub.

Michelle was previously a Customer and Digital Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) Consulting Australia. Michelle has extensive experience in developing strategies across financial services, telecommunications, resources, healthcare and technology sectors across Australia and internationally.

She is also a Non Executive director for Standards Australia, and was recently awarded as one of the Knowledge Nation 100 leaders in Australia.