Organisational Structure

DSS Executive

Secretary – Ray Griggs

Executives reporting to the Secretary

  • Deputy Secretary – Matt Flavel, Social Security
  • Deputy Secretary – Liz Hefren-Webb, Families and Communities
  • Chief Operating Officer – Adrian Hudson
  • Acting Deputy Secretary – Luke Mansfield, Disability and Carers

Executive Areas of Responsibility

Social Security – Matt Flavel, Deputy Secretary

Participation and Family Payments – Jo Evans, Group Manager

  • Participation and Supplementary Payments – Kath Paton, Branch Manager
  • Study and Compliance – Alex Abel, Branch Manager
  • Families and Payment Support – Agnieszka Nelson, Acting Branch Manager

Pensions, Housing and Homelessness – Troy Sloan, Group Manager

  • Older Australians – Caitlin Delaney, Branch Manager
  • Carer and Disability Payments – Andrew Seebach, Branch Manager
  • Housing and Homelessness Policy – Julia Chandra, Branch Manager
  • Housing and Homelessness Program Delivery – Rob Stedman, Branch Manager

Data and Evaluation – Flora Carapellucci, Group Manager

  • Data Access – Jenny Humphrys, Branch Manager
  • Performance and Evaluation – Sidesh Naikar, Branch Manager
  • Data Strategy – Sharon Stuart, Branch Manager

Finance – Andrew Harvey, Chief Finance Officer and Group Manager

  • Budget Development – Ross Schafer, Branch Manager
  • Financial Services – Vanessa Berry, Branch Manager
  • Financial Management – Cheryl–Anne Navarro, Branch Manager

Families and Communities – Liz Hefren-Webb, Deputy Secretary

Redress – Emma Kate McGuirk, Group Manager

  • Policy Strategy and Design – Paula Sheehan, Acting Branch Manager
  • Enabling Services – Sarah Peascod, Branch Manager
  • External Engagement and Communications – John Riley, Branch Manager
  • Service Delivery – Bruce Young, Branch Manager

Communities – Mary McLarty, Acting Group Manager

  • Community Cohesion – Libby Cremen, Branch Manager
  • Cashless Welfare Policy and Technology – Patrick Boneham, Branch Manager
  • Financial Wellbeing – Chris D’Souza, Branch Manager
  • Cashless Welfare Engagement and Support Services – Mike Websdane, Branch Manager

Families – Helen McDevitt, Group Manager

  • Family Policy – Lisha Jackman, Branch Manager
  • Children’s Policy – Tim Crosier, Branch Manager

Women’s Safety – Shane Bennett, Group Manager

  • Women’s Safety Policy – Greta Doherty, Branch Manager
  • Women’s Safety Implementation – Amber Shuhyta, Branch Manager
  • 1800 Respect Procurement – Stephanie Rake, Acting Branch 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
  • Central and Southern Region – Evan Trevor-Jones, Acting Branch Manager
  • Northern and Western Region – Christian Callisen, Branch Manager

Chief Operating Officer – Adrian Hudson

Corporate – Richard Baumgart, Acting Group Manager

  • Communication Services – Melissa Evans, Branch Manager
  • Corporate Communications - Sam Ursich, Branch Manager
  • People Services – Amanda Conroy, Acting Branch Manager
  • Property and Security – Chris Mitchell, Branch Manager

Portfolio Coordination – Bruce Taloni, Group Manager

  • Portfolio Governance – Kristen Owen, Branch Manager
  • Government and Executive Services – Felicity Armstrong, Acting Branch Manager
  • Audit and Assurance – Jennie Armstrong, Branch Manager

Legal Services – Bronwyn Worswick, Chief Counsel and Group Manager

  • Legal Services – Leah Kennedy, Branch Manager

Disability and Carers – Luke Mansfield, Acting Deputy Secretary

Strategic Policy, Markets and Safeguards – Catherine Reid, Acting Group Manager

  • Markets Policy – Thomas Abhayaratna, Branch Manager
  • Quality and Safeguards Policy – Valerie Spencer, Branch Manager
  • Strategic Policy – Katrina Chatham, 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
  • Stakeholder Engagement – Julie Yeend, Branch Manager
  • Commonwealth/State Engagement – Michelle Gomes, Acting Branch Manager

Disability Employment and Carers – George Sotiropoulos, Group Manager

  • Disability Employment Reforms – Tarja Saastamoinen, Branch Manager
  • Disability Employment and Carers – Vanessa Beck, Branch Manager

Disability Strategy – Karen Pickering, Group Manager

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

Jodi Cassar, Branch Manager

The Department of Social Services Portfolio Bodies and Statutory Office Holders

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