Organisational Structure

DSS Executive

Secretary – Kathryn Campbell

Executives reporting to the Secretary

  • Chief Legal Counsel – Janean Richards, Group Manager, Corporate Services
  • Chief Finance Officer – Scott Dilley, Group Manager, Finance and Services
  • Deputy Secretary – Serena Wilson, Social Security
  • Deputy Secretary – Barbara Bennett, Families & Communities
  • Deputy Secretary – Iain Scott Acting, Business Services
  • Deputy Secretary – Michael Lye, Disability & Carers

Executive Areas of Responsibility

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

  • Assurance & Performance – Stephen Avery, Acting Head of Internal Audit & Branch Manager
  • Legal Services – Alan Grinsell-Jones, Branch Manager
  • Communication Services – Tracey Bell, Branch Manager (Cathie Kennedy A/g)
  • Government & Executive Services – Jason Stott, Branch Manager
  • People Services – Alison Fitzgerald, Branch Manager
  • Organisation Strategy Services – Lara Purdy, Branch Manager

Finance & Services – Scott Dilley, Chief Finance Officer & Group Manager

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

Deputy Secretary – Serena Wilson, Social Security

Payments Policy – Shane Bennett, Group Manager

  • Work & Study Payments – Emma Kate McGuirk, Branch Manager
  • Families and Pensions – Ian Byron, Acting Branch Manager
  • International Policy and Payment Support – Anita Davis, Branch Manager

Welfare & Housing Policy – Paul McBride, Group Manager

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

Policy Office – Tim Reddel, Group Manager

  • Policy Capability & Evaluation – Murray Kimber, Branch Manager
  • Policy Analysis & Reporting – Jillian Moses, Branch Manager
  • Policy Strategy & Investment – Phil Brown, Branch Manager
  • Data Strategy & Development – David Dennis, Branch Manager

Deputy Secretary – Barbara Bennett, Families & Communities

Families & Communities Reform – Ros Baxter, Group Manager

  • Welfare, Quarantining & Gambling – Tristan Reed, Branch Manager
  • Family Safety – Chantelle Stratford, Branch Manager
  • Redress Policy & Legislation – Brooke Hartigan, Branch Manager
  • Redress Implementation – Tracy Creech, Branch Manager

Families & Communities Policy & Program – Cath Halbert, Group Manager

  • Housing and Homelessness – Stewart Thomas, Branch Manager
  • Children’s Policy – Kath Mandla, Branch Manager
  • Family Policy and Programs – Sarah Peascod, Acting Branch Manager

Settlement Services – Evan Lewis, Group Manager

  • Social Integration, Settlement and Community Grants – Karina Sommers, Acting Branch Manager
  • Settlement Policy – Sharon Bailey, Branch Manager
  • Settlement Support – Leo Kennedy, Branch Manager

Deputy Secretary – Iain Scott Acting, Business Services

Community Grants Hub – Margaret McKinnon, Group Manager

  • Program Relationships & Design – Richard Baumgart, Branch Manager
  • Selections & Establishment – Chris Mitchell, Acting Branch Manager
  • Program Systems & Support – Rob Stedman, Branch Manager
  • Program Strategy and Governance – Greg Keen, Branch Manager
  • Integrated Operating Model - Danielle Finnigan, Acting Branch Manager

Delivery Strategy & Operations – Christine Bruce, Acting Group Manager

  • Delivery – Network Operations – Warren Pearson, Branch Manager
  • Delivery – Operations Policy – Brendan Moyle, Branch Manager
  • Delivery – Strategy – Ray White, Acting Branch Manager
  • Delivery – Streamlining Grants Administration – Kurt Munro, Branch Manager

Chief Information Officer, Information Management & Technology – Peter Qui, Group Manager

  • Client Services – Jo Gray, Acting Branch Manager
  • Digital Business Solutions – Watson Blaikie, Branch Manager
  • IT Operations – Dayne Da Pozzo, Acting Branch Manager
  • Corporate & Data Services – Susan Paul, Acting Branch Manager
  • Application Delivery – Sharon McCarter, Branch Manager

Deputy Secretary – Michael Lye, Disability & Carers

NDIS Market Reform – Andrew Whitecross, Group Manager

  • Quality & Safeguards Policy – Bruce Smith, Branch Manager
  • Quality & Safeguards Implementation – Adrian Brocklehurst, Acting Branch Manager
  • Market Oversight – Thomas Abhayaratna, Branch Manager
  • Program Transition – John Riley, Branch Manager

NDIS Transition Oversight – Helen McDevitt, Group Manager

  • NDIS Transition Oversight & Governance – Julie Yeend, Branch Manager
  • NDIS Financial Policy & Performance – Nerida Hunter, Branch Manager
  • NDIS Policy Projects – Eliza Strapp, Branch Manager
  • Integration & Support - Tracey Carroll, Branch Manager

Disability, Employment & Carers – Flora Carapellucci, Group Manager

  • Disability Employment Services – Peter Broadhead, Branch Manager
  • Disability & Carer Policy – Sharon Stuart, Branch Manager
  • Supported Employment Policy, Access & Engagement – Christian Callisen, Branch Manager

NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission – Graeme Head, Senior Advisor

The Department of Social Services Portfolio Bodies & Statutory Office Holders

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