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 and Health Group

Champions of Change STEM and Health

Dig Howitt is a Member of the Champions of Change STEM and Health Group which was established in 2016. The Group reflects the diversity of STEM and Health organisations representing our national scientific research and data institutions, universities, technology, and engineering enterprises, aged care, hospital and primary health care providers, medical device and pharmaceuticals producers as well as government and peak professional organisations.

The Champions of Change STEM and Health Group exists to achieve inclusive gender equality acting at organisation, sector and national levels disrupting the status quoin these traditionally gendered sectors to drive significant and sustainable change.