The government's Digital Transformation Office will be led by Paul Shetler.
The government this morning confirmed the appointment of Shetler as CEO of the DTO, which became an executive agency from 1 July.
Shetler was previously a director of the UK's Government Digital Service, and prior to that the CDO of the UK Ministry of Justice.
"Paul was the outstanding candidate following an extensive executive search and competitive recruitment process, and has been appointed to the DTO for a period of five years," a statement issued by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull said.
Turnbull announced in January the creation of the DTO.
The agency is intended to oversee the development and co-ordination of digitally delivered government services.
The DTO has been working on the creation of a digital service standard for government agencies.
In April it began its search for a CEO.
The 2015-16 budget included $95.4 million to establish the DTO as part of a $254.7 million 'Digital Transformation Agenda'.