Yaso Arumugam

Yaso is currently the Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer for the National Archives of Australia. She is responsible for the delivery of secure information and technology solutions for the National Archives of Australia including the governance of information.

Previous to joining the National Archives, Yaso was a Senior Executive Service (SES) leader at the Department of Defence and led a number of branches in the Chief Information Officer Group at Defence. Her roles included leading the delivery of ICT capability across a number of domains including the Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Geospatial, and Mobility and Digitisation domains. She has also worked closely with the Australian National Security Community to improve information sharing at the SECRET level.

She has also worked as a senior network security engineer for industry in the United States and worked in Washington DC as an Australian Department of Defence officer in 2002.

As a senior woman in the Australian Public Service, she is engaged in matters relating to equity and diversity through active involvement across the organisation and with industry.

She holds a BSc in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and is a member of the Oxford University SAID Business School Alumni. She is married with two children.