Organisation Charts

DSS Executive

Secretary – Finn Pratt

Deputy Secretaries reporting to the Secretary

  • Deputy Secretary – Serena Wilson, Social Security
  • Deputy Secretary – Barbara Bennett, Families & Communities
  • Acting Deputy Secretary & Chief Operating Officer – Scott Dilley, Corporate & Delivery
  • Deputy Secretary – Michael Lye, Disability & Carers

Deputy Secretary Areas of Responsibility

Deputy Secretary – Serena Wilson, Social Security

Payments Policy – Cath Halbert, Group Manager

  • Work & Study Payments – Emma Kate McGuirk, Branch Manager
  • Pensions & Integrity – Russell de Burgh, Branch Manager
  • Family Payments & Child Support Policy – Matthew Hardy, Branch Manager
  • International & Means Test Policy – Anita Davis, Branch Manager

Welfare & Housing Reform – Paul McBride, Group Manager

  • Rates & Means Testing Policy – Vanessa Lapthorne, Acting Branch Manager
  • Eligibility & Participation Policy – Mary McLarty, Branch Manager
  • Housing Policy – Sidesh Naikar, Branch Manager

Policy Office – Tim Reddel, Group Manager

  • Investment Approach Taskforce – Murray Kimber, Branch Manager
  • Social Security Analytics – Jillian Moses, Branch Manager
  • Policy Evidence – David Dennis, Branch Manager
  • Policy Strategy – Phil Brown, Branch Manager
  • Policy Systems – Peter Deakin, Acting Branch Manager

Deputy Secretary – Barbara Bennett, Families & Communities

Multicultural, Settlement Services & Communities – Evan Lewis, Group Manager

  • Multicultural & Communities – Yvette Sims, Branch Manager
  • Settlement Policy – Sharon Bailey, Branch Manager
  • Settlement Support – Leo Kennedy, Branch Manager

Program Office – Iain Scott, Group Manager

  • Program Relationships & Design – Christine Bruce, Branch Manager (until 23 July) (Tracy Creech from 24 July)
  • Program Strategy – Richard Baumgart, Branch Manager
  • Selections & Establishment – Tracy Creech, Branch Manager (Natalie Trafford Acting until 21 July)
  • Program Systems & Support – Rob Stedman, Branch Manager
  • Whole of Government Grants Coordination - Greg Keen, Branch Manager

Families – Ros Baxter, Group Manager

  • Housing Programs & Homelessness – Stewart Thomas, Branch Manager
  • Welfare, Quarantining & Gambling – Tristan Reed, Branch Manager
  • Redress Taskforce – Mathew Johnston, Branch Manager

Families - Kathryn Mandla, Principal Advisor

  • Family Safety – Chantelle Stratford, Branch Manager (from late July) (James Vecchio Acting)
  • Children’s Policy – Brooke Hartigan, Branch Manager
  • Family Policy & Programs – Stephen Moger, Acting Branch Manager

Acting Deputy Secretary & Chief Operating Officer – Scott Dilley, Corporate & Delivery

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

  • Assurance & Performance – Matthew Roper, Head of Internal Audit & Branch Manager
  • Legal Services – Alan Grinsell-Jones, Branch Manager
  • Communication Services – Tracey Bell, Branch Manager
  • Government & Executive Services – Marian Moss, Branch Manager
  • People Services – Tiffany Blight, Branch Manager
  • Organisation Strategy Services – Lara Purdy, Branch Manager

Information Management & Technology – Peter Qui, Group Manager (Sharon McCarter Acting 9 to 21 July)

  • Client Services – Sebastian Hood, Branch Manager
  • Digital Business Solutions – Watson Blaikie, Branch Manager
  • IT Operations – Robert Michie, Branch Manager
  • Corporate & Data Services – Michael Gately, Branch Manager
  • Application Delivery – Sharon McCarter, Branch Manager (Petar Krajina Acting 26 June to 21 July)

Finance & Services – Scott Dilley, Group Manager (Lyn Murphy Acting)

  • Financial Accounting – Stephen Sheehan, Branch Manager
  • Financial Management & Procurement – Tracy Hobden, Branch Manager
  • Budget Development – Elicia Rudnicki, Acting Branch Manager (until 31 July)
  • Property, Security & Business Continuity – Lyn Murphy, Branch Manager (Deanne Jones Acting)

Delivery Strategy & Operations - Warren Pearson, Acting National Manager (Christine Bruce from 24 July)

  • Delivery – Network Operations – Warren Pearson, State Manager
  • Delivery – Operations Policy – Brendan Moyle, Branch Manager
  • Delivery – Strategy – Ray White, Branch Manager
  • Delivery SGA – Kurt Munro, 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, Branch Manager
  • Market Oversight – John Riley, Branch Manager
  • Program Transition – Anne-Louise Dawes, 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 – Deborah Winkler, Branch Manager

NDIS Transition Oversight – Helen McDevitt, Group Manager

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

The Department of Social Services Portfolio Bodies & Statutory Office Holders

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