Yaso Arumugam

Yaso is currently the Assistant Director-General for Data and Digital at the National Archives of Australia. She is responsible for the National Archives of Australia digital, cyber capabilities and data governance.  She leads the implementation of digital preservation capabilities, cyber improvement measures and implementing measures for stronger data governance at NAA and government record authorities.

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 digital capability across a number of domains including the Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Geospatial, and Mobility and Digitisation domains.

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.