Information Commissioner (Acting), Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC)
Rachel Dixon was appointed as the Acting Victorian Information Commissioner in August 2023. Prior to this, Rachel served as the Privacy and Data Protection Deputy Commissioner since November 2017, where she was responsible for the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic), including the Victorian Protective Data Security Standards.
In former lives Rachel headed the Australian Government’s digital identity initiative (as Head of Identity at the Digital Transformation Office). She has also worked for Suncorp as Executive Program Manager for Business Transformation, where she oversaw consolidation of 17 legacy data stores into a new big data platform. For more than five years she was COO at Viocorp, where she developed advanced media and advertising platforms. Prior to that she was a senior executive at Seattle-based the Platform for Media, delivering and supporting major platforms for online and mobile for Telstra and News Corporation, and before that was General Manager at Massive Interactive, where she led a development and design team on state-of-the art systems for the Airbus A380, among other projects.
Rachel has also been a Director of the Australian Centre for Advanced Computing and Communications, Deputy Chair at Choice (the Australian Consumers Association), and Director of several small software companies. In 1998 she co-founded FIBRE, a telecommunications company servicing the Motion Picture Post Production and VFX industry. She is a past Director and Chair of several other media, software and telecommunications companies and a former senior executive with Film Australia and Film Victoria. She has produced and executive produced several hundred film and television projects, many of which won major awards.
Rachel has also delivered many keynotes on technology, privacy, and artificial intelligence and is particularly interested in the impacts of culture upon technology and vice-versa.