Organisational Structure

DSS Executive

Secretary – Kathryn Campbell

Executives reporting to the Secretary

  • Deputy Secretary – Nathan Williamson, Social Security
  • Deputy Secretary – Liz Hefren-Webb, Families and Communities
  • Chief Operating Officer – Roxanne Kelley
  • Deputy Secretary – Michael Lye, Disability and Carers

Executive Areas of Responsibility

Social Security - Nathan Williamson, Deputy Secretary 

Payments Policy – Shane Bennett, Group Manager

  • Work and Study Payments – Emma Kate McGuirk, Branch Manager
  • Families and Pensions – Kath Paton, Acting Branch Manager
  • International Policy and Payment Support – Vanessa Lapthorne, Branch Manager

Welfare and Housing Policy – Allyson Essex, Acting Group Manager

  • Payment Conditionality Design and Policy – James Kemp, Acting Branch Manager
  • Payment Structures – Mary McLarty, Branch Manager
  • Housing Policy – Sidesh Naikar, Branch Manager

Policy Office – Tim Reddel, Group Manager

  • Policy Analysis and Reporting – Jillian Moses, Branch Manager
  • Policy Strategy and Investment – Phil Brown, Branch Manager
  • Data Strategy and Development – David Dennis, Branch Manager

Families and Communities – Liz Hefren-Webb, Deputy Secretary

Redress and Reform – Bruce Taloni, Group Manager

  • Welfare, Quarantining and Gambling – Selena Pattrick, Branch Manager
  • Redress Policy and Legislation – Sharon Stuart, Branch Manager
  • Redress Implementation – Tracy Creech, Branch Manager
  • National Office for Child Safety – Kath Mandla, Head of National Office for Child Safety

Settlement Services– Sharon Bailey, Acting Group Manager

  • Settlement Policy – Sarah Guise, Acting Branch Manager
  • Settlement Support – Leo Kennedy, Branch Manager

Families and Communities – Cath Halbert, Group Manager

  • Housing Programs and Financial Wellbeing – Stewart Thomas, Branch Manager
  • Families and Children – Tristan Reed, Branch Manager
  • Family Safety – Chantelle Stratford, Branch Manager
  • National Rental Affordability Scheme Taskforce – Paul Menzies-McVey, Branch Manager

Chief Operating Officer - Roxanne Kelley

Finance and Services – Andrew Harvey, Chief Finance Officer and Group Manager

  • Budget Development – Russell de Burgh, Branch Manager
  • Financial Accounting – Stephen Sheehan, Branch Manager
  • Financial Management and Procurement – Tracy Hobden, Branch Manager

Governance, Legal and Assurance - Anthony Seebach, Chief Counsel and Group Manager

  • Assurance and Performance – John Riley, Branch Manager
  • Legal Services – Melanie Metz, Branch Manager
  • Government and Executive Services – Angela Barrett, Branch Manager

Corporate Services – Adrian Hudson, Group Manager

  • Communication Services – Tracey Bell, Branch Manager
  • People Services – Carolyn Paterson, Branch Manager
  • Organisation Strategy Services – Rhys Packard, Acting Branch Manager
  • Property and Security – Lyn Murphy, Branch Manager

Strategy and Design, Community Grants Hub – Iain Scott, Group Manager

  • Program Relationships and Design – Richard Baumgart, Branch Manager
  • Program Systems and Support – Rob Stedman, Branch Manager
  • Program Strategy and Governance – Greg Keen, Branch Manager
  • Delivery – Operations Policy – Brendan Moyle, Branch Manager

Delivery Strategy and Operations – Community Grants Hub – Margaret McKinnon, Group Manager

  • Selections and Establishment - Chris Mitchell, Branch Manager
  • Delivery – Network Operations – Warren Pearson, Branch Manager
  • Penny Fogarty, Acting Principal Advisor
  • Queensland State Manager - Joanna Carey, Branch Manager

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

  • Client Services – Andrew Seebach, Branch Manager
  • Digital Business Solutions – Watson Blaikie, Branch Manager
  • IT Operations – Dayne Da Pozzo, Acting Branch Manager
  • Corporate and Data Services – Steve McCauley, Branch Manager

Disability and Carers – Michael Lye, Deputy Secretary

NDIS Market Reform – Andrew Whitecross, Group Manager

  • Quality and Safeguards Policy – Anita Davis, Branch Manager
  • NDIS Market Oversight – Thomas Abhayaratna, Branch Manager
  • Program Transition – Eliza Strapp, Branch Manager

NDIS Transition Oversight – Helen McDevitt, Group Manager

  • NDIS Transition Oversight and Governance – Julie Yeend, Branch Manager
  • NDIS Financial Policy and Performance – Nerida Hunter, Branch Manager

Disability, Employment and Carers – Paul McBride, Group Manager

  • Participation and Assurance – Christian Callisen, Branch Manager
  • Disability and Carer Policy – Stephen Moger, Branch Manager
  • Disability Employment Services – Peter Broadhead, Branch Manager

NDIS Mainstream Linkages Group – Flora Carapellucci, Group Manager

  • Intergration and Support - Ailsa Borwick, Branch Manager
  • Integration and Support – Kirralee Thomas, Acting Branch Manager

The Department of Social Services Portfolio Bodies and Statutory Office Holders

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