Organisation Charts

DSS Executive

Secretary – Finn Pratt

Deputy Secretaries reporting to the Secretary

  • Deputy Secretary – Serena Wilson, Social Security
  • Deputy Secretary – Barbara Bennett, Families & Communities
  • Deputy Secretary & Chief Operating Officer – Michael Lye, Corporate & Delivery
  • Deputy Secretary – Felicity Hand, Disability & Carers

Deputy Secretary Areas of Responsibility

Deputy Secretary – Serena Wilson, Social Security

Payments Policy – Cath Halbert, Group Manager

  • Work & Study Payments – Emma Kate McGuirk, Branch Manager
  • Age, Disability & Carer Payments Policy – Russell de Burgh, Branch Manager
  • Family Payments & Child Support Policy – Matthew Hardy, Branch Manager
  • International & Means Test Policy – Anita Davis, Acting Branch Manager

Welfare & Housing Reform – Paul McBride, Group Manager

  • Rates & Means Testing Policy – Andrew Whitecross, Branch Manager
  • Eligibility & Participation Policy – Mary McLarty, Branch Manager
  • Housing Policy – Cameron Gifford, Branch Manager

Policy Office – Tim Reddel, Group Manager

  • Investment Approach Taskforce – Murray Kimber, Branch Manager
  • Performance Analysis – Jillian Moses, Branch Manager
  • Policy Evidence – David Dennis, Branch Manager
  • Policy Strategy – Phil Brown, Branch Manager
  • Policy Systems – Kathryn Mandla, Branch Manager

Deputy Secretary – Barbara Bennett, Families & Communities

Multicultural, Settlement Services & Communities – Evan Lewis, Group Manager

  • Multicultural & Communities – Yvette Sims, Branch Manager
  • Settlement Policy – Kris Cala, Branch Manager
  • Settlement Support – Leo Kennedy, Branch Manager

Program Office – Iain Scott, Group Manager

  • Program Relationships & Design – Christine Bruce, Branch Manager
  • Program Strategy – Jennifer Kay, Acting Branch Manager
  • Selections & Establishment – Tracy Creech, Branch Manager
  • Program Systems & Support – Rob Stedman, Branch Manager
  • WoG Grants Coordination - Greg Keen, Branch Manager

Families – Ros Baxter, Group Manager

  • Family Safety – Lara Purdy, Branch Manager
  • Children's Policy – Flora Carapellucci, Branch Manager
  • Family Policy & Programs – Mathew Johnston, Branch Manager
  • Financial & Specialist Support – Tristan Reed, Branch Manager
  • Housing Programs & Homelessness – Stewart Thomas, Branch Manager

Deputy Secretary & Chief Operating Officer – Michael Lye, Corporate & Delivery

Corporate Services – Janean Richards, Chief Legal Counsel & Group Manager

  • Assurance & Performance – Matthew Roper, Deputy Chief Legal Counsel & Branch Manager
  • Legal Services – Alan Grinsell-Jones, Branch Manager
  • Communication Services – Tracey Bell, Branch Manager
  • Government & Executive Services – Diana Lindenmayer, Branch Manager
  • People Services – Sharon Bailey, Branch Manager
  • Organisation Strategy Services

Information Management & Technology – Peter Qui, Group Manager

  • Client Services – Sebastian Hood, Branch Manager
  • Digital Business Solutions – Watson Blaikie, Branch Manager
  • IT Operations – Robert Michie, Branch Manager
  • Corporate & Data Services – Michael Gately, Branch Manager
  • Application Delivery – Sharon McCarter, Branch Manager

Finance & Services – Scott Dilley, Group Manager

  • Financial Accounting – Stephen Sheehan, Branch Manager
  • Financial Management & Procurement – Tracy Hobden, Branch Manager
  • Budget Development – Tracey Carroll, Branch Manager
  • Property, Security & Business Continuity – Lyn Murphy, Branch Manager

Delivery Strategy & Operations – Janet Stodulka, National Manager

  • Delivery – Network Operations – Warren Pearson, State Manager
  • Delivery – Operations Policy – Brendan Moyle, State Manager

Deputy Secretary – Felicity Hand, Disability & Carers

NDIS Market Reform – Margaret McKinnon, Group Manager

  • Market Regulation (Quality & Safeguards) – Bruce Smith, Branch Manager
  • Implementation Quality & Safeguards – Deborah Winkler, Branch Manager
  • Market Oversight – Alison Smith, Branch Manager
  • Program Transition – John Riley, Branch Manager

Disability, Employment & Carers – James Christian, Group Manager

  • Disability Employment Services – Peter Broadhead, Branch Manager
  • Disability & Carer Policy – Sharon Stuart, Branch Manager
  • Supported Employment, Access & Engagement Policy – Lisbeth Kelly, Branch Manager (Anne–Louise Dawes from 20 September)
  • Disability Employment Services Assurance – Helen Board, Branch Manager
  • Mental Health – Russell Ayres, Special Adviser

NDIS Transition Oversight – Helen McDevitt, Group Manager

  • Transition Oversight & Governance – Ty Emerson, Branch Manager
  • NDIS Financial Policy & Performance – Nerida Hunter, Branch Manager

The Department of Social Services Portfolio Bodies & Statutory Office Holders

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