Julian Hebden

Director and Chief Data Officer @ Victorian Centre for Data Insights

Julian Hebden is the inaugural Director and Chief Data Officer of the newly established Victorian Centre for Data Insights (VCDI) in the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

As Victoria’s Chief Data Officer, Julian is responsible for leading the VCDI’s transformation of the way government uses data to inform policy making and service design on issues of whole-of-government significance.

Julian joins the Department of Premier and Cabinet after 8 years in senior executive positions with Telstra, most recently as the Head of Big Data. Prior to this Julian held prominent executive roles in the United Kingdom with HM Revenue & Customs and T-Mobile.

Julian is a graduate of Queen Mary University of London and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.