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 23 years in the ICT sector, he has held various senior roles across the NT Government's IT environment, responsible for driving several key systems 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 IT 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 the Whole of NT 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.
As past NT Branch Chair of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and Director ACS Council, John has had extensive involvement in the NT ICT sector and has represented the Territory's interests and concerns to the national ACS. Mr Weippert is married with three young daughters and holds a Bachelor of Business Computing Degree and Computer Science Graduate Diploma from the Charles Darwin University, along with a Graduate Diploma in Public Administration from Flinders University. He has also completed the ACS's masters level Certification Program and the Australian Company Directors Course.