Deputy Secretary

Matt FlavelMatt Flavel

Matt Flavel is the Deputy Secretary of the Social Security Stream.

Matt joined the department in January 2020. In his current role, he is responsible for income support policies and programs that support families, carers, the aged, people with disabilities, students and apprentices, as well as people of working age.

He oversees the department’s centralised data strategy and evaluation functions, as well as housing and homelessness policies and programs.

Matt previously held a number of senior executive positions at the Department of the Treasury, including leading the delivery of the department’s corporate support and strategy, as well as key roles in the delivery of the Federal Budget and tax policy. He has also represented the Australian Treasury internationally, including a posting to Australia’s Permanent Delegation to the OECD in Paris.

Matt holds a Masters of Financial Management from the Australian National University, and a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the University of Adelaide.

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