Organisational Structure

DSS Executive

Secretary – Ray Griggs

Executives reporting to the Secretary

Executive Areas of Responsibility

Social Security – Troy Sloan, Acting Deputy Secretary

Participation and Family Payments – Ben Peoples, Group Manager

  • Participation and Supplementary Payments – Katrina Chatham, Branch Manager
  • Carer, Disability and Student Payments – Caroline Stevens, Acting Branch Manager
  • Families and Payment Support – Agnieszka Nelson, Branch Manager

Pensions, Housing and Homelessness – Kath Paton, Acting Group Manager

  • Payment Structures and Seniors – Gillian Beer, Branch Manager
  • International Payments and Compliance – Andrew Seebach, Branch Manager
  • Housing and Homelessness Policy – Rachel Feeney, Acting Branch Manager
  • Housing and Homelessness Program Delivery – Marcela Bonilla, Branch Manager
  • Housing and Homelessness Strategy and Data – Scott Marshall, Acting Branch Manager

Data and Evaluation – Gemma Van Halderen, Group Manager

  • Data Access – Kayelle Drinkwater, Branch Manager
  • Performance and Evaluation – Danielle Aeuckens, Acting Branch Manager
  • Data Strategy – Sharon Stuart, Branch Manager

Families and Communities – Letitia Hope, Deputy Secretary

Redress – Mark Harrigan, Group Manager

  • Policy Strategy and Design – John Riley, Branch Manager
  • Enabling Services – Val Still, Acting Branch Manager
  • External Engagement and Communications – Ingrid Penberthy, Acting Branch Manager
  • Service Delivery – Bruce Young, Branch Manager

Communities – Patrick Burford, Group Manager

  • Income Management Policy and Data – Patrick Boneham, Branch Manager
  • Financial Wellbeing – Mary Hodge, Acting Branch Manager
  • Income Management Engagement and Support Services – Justine Fievez, Branch Manager

Families – Tarja Saastamoinen, Group Manager

  • Family Policy – Veronica Westacott, Branch Manager
  • Children’s Policy – Tasma Vyver, Acting Branch Manager
  • Early Years Strategy Task Force – Jacqueline Hrast, Branch Manager

Ending Gender-Based Violence – Anna Lutz, Group Manager

  • National Policy – Tim Crosier, Branch Manager
  • Prevention and Early Intervention – Lara Purdy, Branch Manager
  • National Programs – Kate Hamilton, Acting Branch Manager

    Community Policy and Engagement – Chris D'Souza, Group Manager

    • Community Cohesion – Emily Hurley, Branch Manager
    • Community Partnerships – Marnie Wettenhall, Branch Manager
    • Closing the Gap Task Force – Alexis Diamond, Branch Manager

    Chief Operating Officer – Patrick Hetherington

    Community Grants Hub – Emma Kate McGuirk, Group Manager

    • Hub Operations – Catherine Nelson, Branch Manager
    • Grants Services Office – Eve Cordeiro, Branch Manager
    • Health Grants – Warren Pearson, Branch Manager
    • State Network – Tracy Creech, Branch Manager
    • Disability Employment Services Grants – Tanya George, Branch Manager

    Finance – Andrew Harvey, Chief Finance Officer and Group Manager

    • Budget Development – Cheryl-Anne Navarro, Branch Manager
    • Financial Services – Greg Mitchell, Branch Manager
    • Financial Management – Hitesh Rohra, Branch Manager

    Corporate – Bruce Taloni, Group Manager

    • Campaigns and Strategic Communication – Mardi Stewart, Branch Manager
    • Corporate Communication and Media Relations – Sam Ursich, Branch Manager
    • People Services – Sita Jackson, Branch Manager
    • Property and Security – Chris Mitchell, Branch Manager
    • Information Management and Technology – Alana Lundy, Branch Manager

    Portfolio Coordination – Richard Baumgart, Group Manager

    • Portfolio Governance – Kraig Lowes, Branch Manager
    • Government and Executive Services – Joanna Carey, Branch Manager
    • Audit and Assurance – Rob Stedman, Branch Manager

    Legal Services – Bronwyn Worswick, Chief Counsel and Group Manager

    • Corporate and Commercial – Emma White, Branch Manager
    • Public Law – Catherine Seaberg, Branch Manager

    Disability and Carers – Robyn Shannon, Deputy Secretary

    NDIS Markets and Safeguards – Amanda Lee, Group Manager

    • Quality and Safeguards Policy – Siobhan Campbell, Branch Manager
    • Markets and Workforce Policy – Ross Schafer, Branch Manager

    NDIS Participants and Performance – James MacIsaac, Group Manager

    • NDIS Finance and Performance – Sidesh Naikar, Branch Manager
    • Commonwealth/State Engagement – Edwina Dohle, Branch Manager
    • NDIS Governance, Policy and Legislation – Julie Yeend, Branch Manager
    • NDIS Governance, Policy and Legislation – Sarah Hawke, Branch Manager

    Disability Reforms and Royal Commission – Luke Mansfield, Group Manager

    • Australia’s Disability Strategy – Jodi Cassar, Branch Manager
    • Foundational Supports and Early Childhood Reform – Lisha Jackman, Branch Manager

    Disability Employment – Kellie Spence, Group Manager

    • Disability Employment Programs – Pene Futcher, Acting Branch Manager
    • Disability Employment Reforms – Jacinda Still, Branch Manager

    Disability and Carer Programs – Andrew Whitecross, Group Manager

    • Advocacy and Inclusion Programs – Anna Fieldhouse, Acting Branch Manager
    • Carers and Early Childhood – Lydia Ross, Branch Manager

    The Department of Social Services Portfolio Bodies and Statutory Office Holders

    As at 11 June 2024

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