Penny Armytage


Penny Armytage

Penny Armytage sits on The Mandarin‘s editorial advisory board.

Penny is the national President of IPAA Australia and lead partner of KPMG’s Victorian Government Account and the National Sector Lead for Justice and Security. Penny was Secretary of the Victorian Department of Justice for almost 10 years. She has overseen major policy and service delivery reforms in the public sector and worked extensively with Ministers, senior departmental and agency executives and heads of jurisdiction within Victoria and nationally.

Penny has held a number of other executive roles within the Victorian Public Service, including Assistant Director, Protection and Care, Youth and Family Services Division in the Department of Human Services; Manager, Child Protection, in the then Department of Health and Community Services (DHCS); and Assistant Director, Staff Development Branch, in DHCS.

Penny was made a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia in 2006 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the study and practice of public administration.

Her capabilities as an influential public sector leader, and the high regard in which she is held by senior government and public sector leaders, are evidenced by the many leadership positions she has held on a range of boards and advisory committees. She is frequently asked to mentor public sector leaders and address national, state and business fora about public sector leadership and reform.

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