New Senior Executive Services promotions in the Australian government, including two new Band 3 deputy secretaries for Defence and Social Services.
Nathan Williamson moves to the Department of Social Services. He’s the new deputy secretary for social security, replacing Serena Wilson, and reunites with departmental secretary Kathryn Campbell who also moved from Human Services to Social Services in last year’s big mandarin reshuffle.
Justine Greig has been appointed to replace the Roxanne Kelly as the Department of Defence’s top capability role — deputy secretary for Defence people. Earlier this year Kelly moved sideways to Social Services to become its Band 3 chief operating officer.
First Assistant Secretaries
Julia Pickworth has been officially promoted to Band 2 in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and has since been transferred to the Department of Human Services.
Assistant Secretaries and other Band 1
Lauren Barons, Assistant Secretary, Department of Finance
Sophia Blix, Assistant Secretary Enterprise Governance, Department of Defence
Sandra Bradley, Assistant Secretary Operations & Intelligence, Department of Defence
Nicky Chaffer, Executive Director, Proactive Compliance and Education, Fair Work Ombudsman
Rochelle Fittler, Assistant Secretary Counter Terrorism, Department of Defence
Dale Furse, Assistant Secretary, Department of Home Affairs
Julie Glover, Executive Director, Executive, National Health and Medical Research Council
Alison Hale, Assistant Secretary, Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Amy Hawkins, Assistant Secretary Communications, Department of Defence
Rachel Holt, Senior Executive, Investigation and Conciliation Service, Australian Human Rights Commission
Melanie Metz, Branch Manager, Legal Services, Department of Social Services
Simon Twisk, Lead Trade Negotiators, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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