Tom Worthington

Tarryn Reddy asked February 17, 2011 at 3:11pm:

The Professor that Inspired you to Work in Public Service

Sorry to disappoint you, but no one did. I needed a job and wanted to get into computing. So I joined the Australian Public Service as a bottom level clerk. I was then able to apply for a job as a programmer's assistant in the Australian Bureau of Statistics and work my way up the IT career path, being trained in-house along the way. In the process I did find I had an interest in public service, or I would not have stayed for decades.

Those universities which most influenced my career were the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Australian National University. This was not through formal studies, but there role in providing support for IT initiatives in government. I ended up teaching at ANU and give an occasional talk at ADFA.