Jordan Hatch joined the Digital Transformation Office in 2015 to help spearhead the Australian Government’s reform of online service delivery. Here he is working on the government’s digital strategy, and creating an environment that will support rapid service transformation across Australian Government departments and agencies.
Jordan came to Australia from the United Kingdom where he worked as a developer and product manager at the Government Digital Service. He helped lead the digital transformation of government services across the UK, making public services digital by default, and simpler, clearer and faster to use. This included work on the GOV.UK website, which received about two billion visits in its first two years of operation.
Jordan was also an advisor to former European Commissioner Neelie Kroes on digital issues affecting young people in Europe. He worked as part of a group of inspiring young people to help motivate, encourage and shape a digital society, and to highlight the mismatches between expectations of young people and current digital policy initiatives or plans.
He was also instrumental in founding and launching the Europe Code Week initiative to help drive, develop and promote coding skills amongst young people across Europe.