John Weippert is Director of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) with the Northern Territory Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Services (NTPFES).
An experienced professional with 29 years in the ICT sector, he has held various senior roles across the NT Government's ICT environment, responsible for driving several key systems and projects. He has responsibility for many of the key business systems in use by the NTPFES, radar and breath analysis devices, the digital radio network, and ICT operations.
He has a high level of involvement at a national level with CrimTrac and other jurisdictions in the exchange of policing information. Prior to joining the NTPFES, he was Director of Information Services of the Department of Justice (DOJ), where he managed business applications, web management, infrastructure and external service provider delivery functions.
John has extensive experience in contract management and was previously responsible for managing whole-of-government mainframe applications and non-mainframe application development panel contracts. From an initial mainframe applications development background, his career has progressed through a mixture of project and business management positions, along the way developing strong business analysis and project management skills. He also spent close to 4 years delivering ICT services in Alice Springs.
As a previous NT Branch Chair of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and Director ACS Council, John has had extensive involvement in the NT ICT sector. Mr Weippert is married with three daughters and holds a Bachelor of Business (Computing), a Graduate Diploma in Computer Science, a Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and Master’s Level ACS Certification.