Organisational Structure

DSS Executive

Secretary – Kathryn Campbell

Executives reporting to the Secretary

  • Deputy Secretary – Nathan Williamson, Social Security
  • Deputy Secretary – Liz Hefren-Webb, Families and Communities
  • Chief Operating Officer – Margaret McKinnon
  • Deputy Secretary – Michael Lye, Disability and Carers

Executive Areas of Responsibility

Social Security – Nathan Williamson, Deputy Secretary

Payments Policy – Shane Bennett, Group Manager

  • Work and Study Payments – Emma Kate McGuirk, Branch Manager
  • Families and Pensions – Kath Paton, Acting Branch Manager
  • International Policy and Payment Support – Vanessa Lapthorne, Branch Manager

Welfare and Housing Policy – Brenton Philp, Group Manager

  • Payment Conditionality Design and Policy – Allyson Essex, Branch Manager
  • Payment Structures – Mary McLarty, Branch Manager
  • Housing Policy – Sidesh Naikar, Branch Manager

Policy Office – Tim Reddel, Group Manager

  • Policy Analysis and Reporting – Jillian Moses, Branch Manager
  • Policy Strategy and Investment – Phil Brown, Branch Manager
  • Data Strategy and Development – David Dennis, Branch Manager

Families and Communities – Liz Hefren-Webb, Deputy Secretary

Redress and Reform – Bruce Taloni, Group Manager

  • Welfare, Quarantining and Gambling – Selena Pattrick, Branch Manager
  • Redress Policy and Legislation – Sharon Stuart, Branch Manager
  • Redress Implementation – Tracy Creech, Branch Manager
  • National Office for Child Safety – Kath Mandla, Head

Settlement Services – Sharon Bailey, Acting Group Manager

  • Settlement Policy – Sarah Guise, Acting Branch Manager
  • Settlement Support – Leo Kennedy, Branch Manager

Families and Communities – Lisa Foreman, Group Manager

  • Housing Programs and Financial Wellbeing – Stewart Thomas, Branch Manager
  • Families and Children – Tristan Reed, Branch Manager
  • Family Safety – Chantelle Stratford, Branch Manager
  • National Rental Affordability Scheme Taskforce – Paul Menzies-McVey, Branch Manager

Chief Operating Officer – Margaret McKinnon

Finance – Andrew Harvey, Chief Finance Officer and Group Manager

  • Budget Development – Russell de Burgh, Branch Manager
  • Financial Accounting – Stephen Sheehan, Branch Manager
  • Financial Management and Procurement – Tracy Hobden, Branch Manager

Governance, Legal and Assurance – Anthony Seebach, Chief Counsel and Group Manager

  • Assurance and Performance – John Riley, Branch Manager
  • Government Executive Services – Angela Barrett, Branch Manager
  • Legal Services – Melanie Metz, Branch Manager
  • Governance – Rhys Packard, Acting Branch Manager

Corporate Services – Adrian Hudson, Group Manager

  • Communication Services – Tracey Bell, Branch Manager
  • People Services – Amanda Conroy, Acting Branch Manager
  • Property and Security – Lyn Murphy, Branch Manager

Strategy - Community Grants Hub – Iain Scott, Group Manager

  • Program Relationships and Design – Richard Baumgart, Branch Manager
  • Program Systems and Support – Rob Stedman, Branch Manager
  • Program, Strategy and Governance – Greg Keen, Branch Manager
  • Operations Policy – Dany Turner, Acting Branch Manager
  • Selections and Establishment – Chris Mitchell, Branch Manager

Operations, Community Grants Hub – Warren Pearson, Acting Group Manager

  • Delivery – Network Operations – Warren Pearson, Branch Manager
  • Penny Fogarty, Acting Principal Advisor
  • New South Wales State Manager – Mary Minns, Acting Branch Manager
  • Queensland State Manager – Joanna Carey, Branch Manager
  • Victoria State Manager – Lisa Crawford, Acting Branch Manager

Information Technology – Peter Qui, Chief Information Officer and Group Manager

  • Client Services – Andrew Seebach, Branch Manager
  • Digital Business Solutions – Watson Blaikie, Branch Manager
  • IT Operations – Dayne Da Pozzo, Acting Branch Manager
  • Corporate and Data Services – Steve McCauley, Branch Manager

Disability and Carers – Michael Lye, Deputy Secretary

NDIS Market Reform – Andrew Whitecross, Group Manager

  • Quality and Safeguards Policy – Anita Davis, Branch Manager
  • NDIS Market Oversight – Thomas Abhayaratna, Branch Manager
  • Program Transition – Eliza Strapp, Branch Manager

NDIS Transition Oversight – Helen McDevitt, Group Manager

  • NDIS Transition Oversight and Governance – Julie Yeend, Branch Manager
  • NDIS Financial Policy and Performance – Nerida Hunter, Branch Manager

Disability, Employment and Carers – George Sotiropoulos, Group Manager

  • Participation and Assurance – Christian Callisen, Branch Manager
  • Disability and Carer Policy – Stephen Moger, Branch Manager
  • Disability Employment Services – Peter Broadhead, Branch Manager

NDIS Mainstream Linkages Group – Flora Carapellucci, Group Manager

  • NDIS Mainstream Policy – Chris D’Souza, Acting Branch Manager
  • NDIS Mainstream Interface – Kirralee Thomas, Acting Branch Manager

Grants Administrator – Carolyn Paterson, Branch Manager

The Department of Social Services Portfolio Bodies and Statutory Office Holders

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