David Thodey is a business leader focused on innovation, technology and telecommunications. He is currently Chairman of CSIRO, Tyro and Xero, and is also a non-executive Board director of Ramsay Health Care. Prior to his non-executive career, he was CEO of Telstra, and prior to that, CEO of IBM Australia and New Zealand.
In 2017, David was made an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for ethical business leadership. In 2020 he was appointed Deputy Chair of the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission Advisory Board, helping the Government successfully navigate Australia through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.