Dig Howitt
CEO and President

Dig Howitt

Dig Howitt joined the Champions of Change STEM Group in 2018

Dig Howitt was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of Cochlear Limited in January 2018.

Dig joined Cochlear in 2000 and has held several positions within the company.  He started in the role of Engineering Manager in Product Development.  He then was Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Logistics from 2002-2014, President Asia Pacific from 2014-2016 and Chief Operating Officer in 2016-2017.  More recently Dig was appointed President in July 2017.

Prior to joining Cochlear, Dig worked as a consultant for the Boston Consulting Group and held general management positions in Boral and Sunstate Cement.

Dig holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Business Administration from Stanford University in the United States.

Dig is married to Kate and they have a son and daughter.  He swims to keep fit.

Updates from the STEM Group

Champions of Change STEM

Dig Howitt is a Member the Champions of Change STEM Group which was established in 2016 with support from the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda. The STEM group aim to achieve a significant and sustainable increase in the representation of women in leadership positions in STEM.