Organisational Structure

DSS Executive

Secretary – Ray Griggs

Executives reporting to the Secretary

Executive Areas of Responsibility

Social Security – Matt Flavel, Deputy Secretary

Participation and Family Payments – Jo Evans, Group Manager

  • Participation and Supplementary Payments – Ben Peoples, Branch Manager
  • Carer, Disability and Student Payments – Alex Abel, Branch Manager
  • Families and Payment Support – Agnieszka Nelson, Branch Manager

Pensions, Housing and Homelessness – Troy Sloan, Group Manager

  • Payment Structures and Seniors – Gillian Beer, Branch Manager
  • International Payments and Compliance – Andrew Seebach, Branch Manager
  • Housing and Homelessness Policy – Julia Chandra, Branch Manager
  • Housing and Homelessness Program Delivery – Rob Stedman, Branch Manager
  • Housing and Homelessness Strategy and Data – Caitlin Delaney, Branch Manager

Data and Evaluation – Gemma Van Halderen, Group Manager

  • Data Access – Jenny Humphrys, Branch Manager
  • Performance and Evaluation – Danielle Aeuckens, Acting Branch Manager
  • Data Strategy – Louise Newey, Acting Branch Manager

Families and Communities – Letitia Hope, Deputy Secretary

Redress – Emma Kate McGuirk, Group Manager

  • Policy Strategy and Design – Justine Curnow, Branch Manager
  • Enabling Services – Michaela Evans, Acting Branch Manager
  • External Engagement and Communications – John Riley, 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, Acting Branch Manager
  • Children’s Policy – Tim Crosier, Branch Manager
  • Early Years Strategy Task Force – Alexis Diamond, Acting Branch Manager

Women’s Safety – Greta Doherty, Group Manager

  • National Policy – Amber Shuhyta, Branch Manager
  • Response and Behaviour Change – Lara Purdy, Branch Manager
  • 1800 Respect and Capability – Stephanie Rake, Acting Branch Manager

    Community Policy and Enagagement – Chris D'Souza, Acting Group Manager

    • Community Cohesion – Libby Cremen, Branch Manager
    • Community Policy, Trials and Evidence – James Vecchio, Acting Branch Manager

    Chief Operating Officer – Pat Hetherington

    Ryan Bulman, Group Manager

    Community Grants Hub – Mark le Dieu, Group Manager

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

    Finance – Andrew Harvey, Chief Finance Officer and Group Manager

    • Budget Development – Kath Paton, Branch Manager
    • Financial Services – Cheryl-Anne Navarro, Branch Manager
    • Financial Management – Hitesh Rohra, Acting Branch Manager

    Corporate – Richard Baumgart, Group Manager

    • Campaigns and Strategic Communication – Mardi Stewart, Branch Manager
    • Corporate Communications and Media Relations - Sam Ursich, Branch Manager
    • People Services – Lauren Smith, Acting Branch Manager
    • Property and Security – Chris Mitchell, Branch Manager
    • Information Management and Technology – Vanessa Beck, Branch Manager

    Portfolio Coordination – Bruce Taloni, Group Manager

    • Portfolio Governance – Karen Donlan, Acting Branch Manager
    • Government and Executive Services – Janet Gavey, Acting Branch Manager
    • Audit and Assurance – Jennie Armstrong, Branch Manager

    Legal Services – Emma White, Acting Chief Counsel and Group Manager

    • Corporate and Commercial – Leah Kennedy, Branch Manager
    • Public Law – Catherine Seaberg, Branch Manager
    • Robodebt Royal Commission Task Force – Lisha Jackman, Branch Manager
    • Robodebt Royal Commission Response – Catherine Seaberg, Branch Manager

    Disability and Carers – Robyn Shannon, Acting Deputy Secretary

    Strategic Policy, Markets and Safeguards – Amanda Lee, Group Manager

    • Quality and Safeguards Policy – Nerissa Stewart, Acting Branch Manager
    • Markets and Workforce Policy – Ross Schafer, Branch Manager

    NDIS Participants and Performance – Peter Broadhead, Group Manager

    • NDIS Finance and Performance – Emily Hurley, Branch Manager
    • NDIS Governance, Policy and Legislation – Julie Yeend, Branch Manager
    • Commonwealth/State Engagement – Joanne Llewellyn, Acting Branch Manager

    Disability Strategy – Luke Mansfield, Group Manager

    • Australia’s Disability Strategy – Jodi Cassar, Branch Manager
    • Disability Support – Sarah Guise, Branch Manager
    • Advocacy and Inclusion – Anita Davis, Branch Manager

    Disability Employment and Carers – Katrina Chatham, Acting Group Manager

    • Disability Employment Reforms – Suzanne Hinchcliffe, Acting Branch Manager
    • Disability Employment and Carers – Anna Lutz, Branch Manager

    The Department of Social Services Portfolio Bodies and Statutory Office Holders

    As at 5 June 2023

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