Movers & shakers: new financial year, new SES promotions

By The Mandarin

July 5, 2018

New Senior Executive Services promotions in the Australian government, including two new Band 3 deputy secretaries for Defence and Social Services.

Deputy Secretaries

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

Information is obtained from the official government gazetted listings. However, as we know inaccuracies often creep in, if you spot anything that needs correcting, please get in contact.

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