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, Disabilities & Carers

Deputy Secretary Areas of Responsibility

Deputy Secretary – Serena Wilson, Social Security

Payments Policy – Cath Halbert, Group Manager (Ty Emerson, Acting 6 June to 7 July, Emma Kate McGuirk, Acting 8 July to 22 July)

  • Work & Study Payments – Emma Kate McGuirk, Branch Manager (Alfred Opoku, Acting 8 July to 22 July)
  • Age, Disability & Carer Payments Policy – Russell De Burgh, Branch Manager
  • Family Payments & Child Support Policy – Ty Emerson, Branch Manager (Ian Byron, Acting 6 June to 7 July)

Social Security Policy – Paul McBride, Group Manager

  • Rates & Means Testing Policy – Andrew Whitecross, Branch Manager
  • Eligibility & Participation Policy – Mary McLarty, Branch Manager
  • Social Security Performance & Analysis – Murray Kimber, Branch Manager
  • Housing Policy – TBC

Policy Office – Tim Reddel, Group Manager

  • Policy Strategy – Phil Brown, Branch Manager
  • Policy Systems – Kathryn Mandla, Branch Manager
  • Policy Evidence – David Dennis, Branch Manager
  • Investment Approach Taskforce – Allyson Essex, Branch Manager

Deputy Secretary – Barbara Bennett, Families & Communities

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

  • Multicultural & Communities – Anne-Louise Dawes, Acting 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 – Stacey Pondes, Branch Manager
  • Selections & Establishment – Tracy Creech, Acting Branch Manager
  • Program Systems & Support – Mathew Johnston, Acting Branch Manager
  • WoG Grants Coordination - Greg Keen, Branch Manager

Families – Ros Baxter, Group Manager

  • Family Safety – Lara Purdy, Banch Manager
  • Childrens Policy – Flora Carapellucci, Branch Manager
  • Family Policy & Programs – Janet Stodulka, Branch Manager
  • Financial & Specialist Support – Tristan Reed, Acting Branch Manager
  • Housing & Homelessness – Stewart Thomas, Branch Manager
  • NRAS & Gambling – Catherine Nelson, Acting Branch Manager

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

State & Territory Network

  • Service Delivery Strategy – Chantelle Stratford, Branch Manager
  • Service Delivery (East) – Carolyn Paterson, Acting State Manager
  • Service Delivery (Central-West) – Warren Pearson, State Manager

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

  • Fraud and Public Law – Matthew Roper, Deputy Chief Legal Counsel & Branch Manager
  • Commercial and Corporate Law – Alan Grinsell-Jones, Branch Manager
  • Assurance – Jan Lawless, Branch Manager

Finance & Services – Scott Dilley, Group Manager

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

Corporate Support – Tracey Bell, Acting Branch Manager (until 18 July)

  • Ministerial, Parliamentary & Executive Support – Diana Lindenmayer, Branch Manager
  • People – Sharon Bailey, Branch Manager
  • Communication & Media – Tracey Bell, Branch Manager (Paul Moger, Acting until 18 July)
  • Project, Risk & Regulatory Reform – Ailsa Borwick, Branch Manager

Information Management & Technology – Peter Qui, Group Manager

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

Deputy Secretary – Felicity Hand, Disabilities & Carers

NDIS – Margaret McKinnon, Group Manager

  • Market Regulation (Quality & Safeguards) – Bruce Smith, 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 Policy, Access & Engagement – Lisbeth Kelly, Branch Manager (James Kemp acting until 30 June)
  • DES Quality & Assurance – Helen Board, Branch Manager
  • Mental Health – Russell Ayres, Special Adviser

NDIS – Helen McDevitt, Group Manager

  • Transition Oversight & Governance – Deborah Winkler, Branch Manager
  • NDIS Financial Policy & Performance – Jillian Moses, Branch Manager

The Department of Social Services Portfolio Bodies and Statutory Office Holders

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