Organisational Structure

DSS Executive

Secretary – Kathryn Campbell

Executives reporting to the Secretary

  • Deputy Secretary – Matt Flavel, Social Security
  • Deputy Secretary – Liz Hefren-Webb, Families and Communities
  • Acting Chief Operating Officer – Emily Canning
  • Deputy Secretary – Catherine Rule, Disability and Carers
  • Group Manager – Brenton Philp, Portfolio Digital Transformation

Executive Areas of Responsibility

Social Security – Matt Flavel, Deputy Secretary

Participation and Family Payments – Mary McLarty, Acting Group Manager

  • Participation and Supplementary Payments – Kath Paton, Branch Manager
  • Study and Compliance – Lydia Ross, Acting Branch Manager
  • Families and Payment Support – Nerida Hunter, 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 – Sidesh Naikar, Branch Manager
  • Housing and Homelessness Program Delivery – Rob Stedman, Branch Manager

Data and Evaluation – Flora Carapellucci, Group Manager

  • Policy Analysis and Reporting – Jenny Humphrys, Acting Branch Manager
  • Data Strategy and Development – Annette Neuendorf, Acting Branch Manager
  • Data Exchange – Nerissa Stewart, Acting Branch Manager

Families and Communities – Liz Hefren-Webb, Deputy Secretary

Redress – Emma Kate McGuirk, Group Manager

  • Policy Strategy and Design – Sharon Stuart, Branch Manager
  • Service Planning and Support – Andrew Cochrane, Acting Branch Manager
  • External Engagement and Communications – John Riley, Branch Manager
  • Service Delivery – Bruce Young, Branch Manager

Communities – Teena Blewitt, Group Manager

  • Community Cohesion – Sarah Guise, Branch Manager
  • Cashless Welfare Policy and Technology – Ben Peoples, Branch Manager
  • Financial Wellbeing – Libby Cremen, Acting Branch Manager
  • Cashless Welfare Engagement and Support Services – Mike Websdane, Branch Manager

Families – Shane Bennett, Group Manager

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

Community Grants Hub – Mark le Dieu, Group Manager

  • Hub Operations – Catherine Nelson, Acting Branch Manager
  • Grants Services Office – Jodi Cassar, 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

Acting Chief Operating Officer – Emily Canning

Corporate – Richard Baumgart, Acting Group Manager

  • Communication Services – Melissa Evans, Branch Manager
  • People Services – Katrina Jocumsen, Branch Manager
  • Property and Security – Chris Mitchell, Branch Manager
  • Audit and Assurance – Jennie Armstrong, Branch Manager

Portfolio Coordination – Bruce Taloni, Group Manager

  • Portfolio Governance – Kristen Owen, Acting Branch Manager
  • Government and Executive Services – Catherine Reid, Branch Manager
  • Legal Services – Charmaine Sims, Acting 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

Disability and Carers – Catherine Rule, Deputy Secretary

Market Capability – Luke Mansfield, Group Manager

  • Market Development – Thomas Abhayaratna, Branch Manager
  • Market Quality – Valerie Spencer, Branch Manager
  • Disability and Carer Reform – Mitchell Cole, Branch Manager

Participants and Performance – Peter Broadhead, Group Manager

  • Participant Outcomes – Sarah Hawke, Branch Manager
  • NDIS Finance and Performance – Emily Hurley, Branch Manager
  • NDIS Governance – Julie Yeend, Branch Manager

Disability Employment Services Taskforce – George Sotiropoulos, Group Manager

  • Disability Employment Services – Tarja Saastamoinen, Branch Manager

Commonwealth/State Policy – Karen Pickering, Acting Group Manager

  • Mainstream Interface – Katrina Chatham, Branch Manager
  • Disability Policy – Stephen Moger, Branch Manager
  • Information, Linkages and Capacity Building – Michele Legge, Acting Branch Manager
  • Advocacy and Inclusion – Anita Davis, Branch Manager

Portfolio Digital Transformation – Brenton Philp, Group Manager

The Department of Social Services Portfolio Bodies and Statutory Office Holders

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