Chris Rathborne

With over 20 years of experience in the digital and information technology industry, I am a passionate and visionary technology leader and innovator with a proven track record of delivering successful business solutions and outcomes. I currently serve as the Director Technology Platforms & Development at La Trobe University, where I am responsible for implementing, developing, and maintaining technology platforms and applications, their ecosystems, and the modern data platform and integration services across the university.

I have a strong business focus and a strategic approach to enabling new business capabilities, engaging with executive stakeholders and third parties, and delivering cost-effective and innovative IT solutions and business processes via modern contemporary technologies. I have extensive experience in outsourcing, solutions delivery, programme and portfolio management, architecture, business and technology strategy, and governance models. I also have a diverse and multidisciplinary background in insurance, web development, blockchain, and social media. I am a Fellow of the Australian Insurance Institute, a Master of Business Administration from Deakin University, and hold multiple certifications in Web Application Development and Artificial Intelligence.