Organisation structure

Our structure is designed to ensure that we are delivering the Government's key priorities such as service delivery reform.

Under Secretary Kathryn Campbell, our Deputy Secretaries are responsible for the delivery of our high quality services to our customers. What we do can be grouped into four broad functions: strategy, service design, service delivery, and enabling.

View our organisation chart to see our structure and position occupancy.

Statutory appointments

The Department of Human Services names the following people as statutory appointments.

  • Barry Sandison, Chief Executive Medicare - under sub-section 4 (2) (b) of the Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973 from 16 December 2013
  • Grant Tidswell, Chief Executive Centrelink - under sub-section 7 (2) (b) of the Human Services (Centrelink) Act 1997 from 26 August 2012
  • Bill Volkers, Child Support Registrar under sub-section 10 (2) (b) of the Child Support (Registration and Collection ) Act 1988 from 23 November 2015

Organisational Structure as at 3 May 2016

Our Organisational Chart shows the structure of the department's business groups, divisions and branches, as well as the reporting structure to the Secretary and Deputy Secretaries.

Secretary – Grant Tidswell (acting)

General Managers reporting directly to the Secretary

Chief Financial Officer – Mark Jenkin
  • National Manager, Financial Management – Kari Ahmer
  • National Manager, Financial Accounting – Kym Partington
  • National Manager, Financial Systems – Drago Stanojcic
  • Group Finance Manager, Service Delivery Operations Group – Rohan Wong
  • Group Finance Manager, CIO Group – Andrew Harvey
General Manager, Service Strategy – Nathan Williamson
  • National Manager, Strategic Advice – Karen Ballintyne
Chief Digital Officer – Tam Shepherd
  • National Manager, Strategy and Digital Transformation Agenda –
    Jo Mond
  • National Manager, Business Solutions Centre – Pam Spurr
  • National Manager, Digital Projects – Cathy Sear
  • National Manager, Digital Customer Correspondence – Helen Peel
  • National Manager, myGov Strategy – Jo Hammersley

Deputy Secretary, Payments Reform – John Murphy

National Manager reporting directly to the Deputy Secretary, Payments Reform
  • National Manager, Payments Reform Assurance – Robert McKellar (acting)
General Manager, Business Transformation – Sue Kruse
  • National Manager, Strategic Information Management and Data - Vacant
  • National Manager, Business Architecture – John Kilner
  • National Manager, Change Management and Communications – Sally Thauvette (acting)
General Manager, Programme Delivery – Vacant
  • National Manager, Programme Office – Sabeena Oberoi
  • National Manager, Commercial Partner Management – Phil Lindenmayer

Deputy Secretary, Service Delivery Operations – Russell Egan (acting)

General Manager, Child Support Smart Centres – Bill Volkers
  • National Manager, Child Support Smart Centres, VIC and TAS – Bruce Young
  • National Manager, Child Support Smart Centres, WA, SA and QLD – Jill Simpson
  • National Manager, Child Support Smart Centres, NSW and ACT – Tracey Sheather
  • National Manager, Telephony Service Delivery Projects – John Manthey
General Manager, Smart Centres – Jenny Teece
  • National Manager, Smart Centres South – Paul McNae
  • National Manager, Smart Centres East – Louise Hamilton
  • National Manager, Smart Centres Central and West – Gavin Wolfe (acting)
  • National Manager, Smart Centres North – Narelle Cameron
  • National Manager, Smart Centres Channel Operations – Matt Clarke (acting)
  • National Manager, Student Processing Taskforce – Bridget Brill
General Manager, Indigenous, Regional and Intensive Services – Michelle Lees
  • Service Leader, Northern Australia – Brian Wilkinson
  • Service Leader, Northern Queensland – Peter Searston
  • Service Leader, South Australia – Simon Edwards
  • Service Leader, Western Australia – Sandy Mamo
  • National Manager, Indigenous Services – John Gibbs
  • National Manager, Multicultural Services – Tricia Flanagan
  • National Manager, Assessment Services – Susan Cartwright
  • National Manager, Social Work Services – Monica Bacusi (acting)
General Manager, Face to Face Service Delivery – Ian McInness (acting)
  • Service Leader, North NSW – Chantal Oxenham (acting)
  • Service Leader, South Queensland – Robert Williams (acting)
  • Service Leader, Southern NSW – Barbara Causon
  • Service Leader, Sydney – Scott Chant
  • Service Leader, Central NSW – William Garton
  • Service Leader, Northern Victoria – Stan Neely
  • Service Leader, Tasmania – David Mole
  • Service Leader, Eastern Victoria – Kate Hay
  • Service Leader, West Victoria – Jane Steinkamp (acting)
  • Service Leader, Central Queensland – Marianne Evans (acting)
  • National Manager, Peak Capacity Planning Project – Mark le Dieu
General Manager, Service, Performance and Coordination – Darren Box
  • National Manager, Customer Service – Lorna Andrews
  • National Manager, Service Delivery Performance and Analysis – Brendan Jacomb
  • National Manager, Demand, Supply and Scheduling – Leanne Smith
  • National Manager, Service Integration and Digital Operations – Trish Woolley
  • National Manager, Change Coordination and Operations Design – Susan Morrison
  • National Manager, Business Process Operations – Deb Rollings
  • National Manager, Customer First – Kylie Crane

Deputy Secretary, Participation, Aged Care and Integrity – Malisa Golightly

General Manager, Participation – Melissa Ryan
  • National Manager, Working Age Programmes and Compliance – Melissa Hatch
  • National Manager, Education and Job Seeker Contact – Paul Creech
General Manager, Aged Care and Disability – Craig Storen
  • National Manager, Aged Care Programmes – Linda Young
  • National Manager, Aged Care Reform – Jo-Anne Mason
  • National Manager, Disability – Laura Gannon
General Manager, Business Integrity – Mark Withnell
  • National Manager, Serious Non-Compliance – Karl Marjoribanks (acting)
  • National Manager, Internal Fraud Control and Investigations – Mary Jerrim (acting)
  • National Manager, Payment Integrity – Jan Bailey
  • National Manager, Medicare Customer Compliance Transition – Rhonda Morris
Assistant Commissioner, Taskforce Integrity – Ray Johnson
General Manager, Customer Compliance – Karen Harfield
  • National Manager, Compliance Risk – Scott Britton

Deputy Secretary, Families, Older Australians and Payment Services – David Learmonth

General Manager, Families – George Thiveos
  • National Manager, New Parents, Child Care and Programme Improvement – Nicole Pietrucha
  • National Manager, Families and Child Support Policy – Amanda Cenin (acting)
  • National Manager, Families Programme Assurance and Coordination – Alison McCann
General Manager, Older Australians – Vicki Beath
  • National Manager, Seniors, Carers and International – Pam Saunders
  • National Manager, Multicultural and Rural Programmes – Tulip Chaudhury
  • National Manager, Deduction and Confirmation – Leigh Allison (acting)
General Manager, Customer Payment Services – Marcus Markovic
  • National Manager, Child Support System Redesign – Mark Garrity
  • National Manager, Centrepay – Alex Anderson
  • National Manager, Debt Management – Debbie Weise
  • National Manager, Appeals – Angela Geerdink

Deputy Secretary, Health and Information – Barry Sandison

General Manager, Health Support and Business Services – Melissa McClusky
  • National Manager, Assistance Programmes – Jane Crowe (acting)
  • National Manager, Health Support Programmes – Shareez Farouk
  • National Manager, eClaiming – Lee Rasmussen (acting)
  • National Manager, Medicare Providers – Steve Farrell
  • National Manager, Medicare Public – Monique Hamilton (acting)
General Manager, Health Programmes – Kirsty Faichney (acting)
  • National Manager, Health Strategy and Projects – Matt Corkhill
  • National Manager, eHealth – Garth McDonald (acting)
  • National Manager, Pharmaceutical Benefits – Donna Griffin
  • National Manager, Medicare and Veterans – Karen Hebditch (acting)
General Manager, Strategic Information – Michelle Wilson
  • National Manager, Information Services – Mark Cousins
  • National Manager, Information Gateway and Governance – Stephen Kelly
  • National Manager, Data, Analytics and Research – Tony Gargan

Deputy Secretary, Enabling Services – Jonathan Hutson

National Managers reporting directly to the Deputy Secretary, Enabling Services
  • Portfolio Strategic Manager – Jason Armstrong
General Manager, Whole of Government Coordination – Rosemary Deininger
  • National Manager, Governance – John Kalokerinos
  • National Manager, Ministerial Coordination and Parliamentary – Patrick Cremen
  • National Manager, Functional and Efficiency Review – Paul Hupalo
  • National Manager, Deregulation and Portfolio Advice – Simone Pensko
General Manager, Community Engagement – Kristen Hannah
  • National Manager, Media Management and Executive Communication – Scott Anderson
  • National Manager, Programme Information – Rick Moloney
  • National Manager, Executive and Staff Engagement – Richard Briedis (acting)
Departmental Spokesperson – Hank Jongen
Chief Counsel, Legal Services – Annette Musolino
  • General Counsel, Commercial Law – Damien Brazel (acting)
  • Executive Counsel, Business Transformation Legal – Paul Menzies-McVey
  • General Counsel, Programme Advice and Ombudsman – Maris Stipnieks
  • General Counsel, Privacy and Information Release – Marc Mowbray-d’Arbela
  • General Counsel, FOI and Litigation – Alice Linacre
  • General Counsel, People Legal and Customer Compensation – Tim Ffrench
General Manager, Audit – Jason McNamara
  • National Manager, Audit – Michael Robinson

Deputy Secretary, Shared Services – Barry Jackson

General Manager, Corporate Operations – Vanessa Graham
  • National Manager, Property – Robert Towner
  • National Manager, Security – Steve O’Loughlin
  • National Manager, Procurement and Records Management – Mark Young
General Manager, People Capability – Shane Bennett (acting)
  • National Manager, Workforce Planning – Robyn Calder
  • National Manager, Recruitment – Alison Fitzgerald
  • National Manager, Learning and Development – Andrea Paschalis
  • National Manager, Payroll and HR Systems – Jacqui Hughes
General Manager, People Services – Adrian Hudson (acting)
  • National Manager, Workplace Health and Safety – Carl Princehorn
  • National Manager, People Support – Owen Livermore
  • National Manager, Workplace Relations – Jody Nicholson (acting)
General Manager, Portfolio Project Office – Kim Terrell
  • National Manager, Project Delivery and Assurance – Bianca Ruut (acting)
  • National Manager, Project Support – Soraya Weber
General Manager, Business Modernisation – Marianne Cullen
  • National Manager, Advisory Services – Robert Higgins
  • National Manager, Shared Services and Contract Management – Liz Bundy
  • National Manager, Government Partnerships and New Work – Alex Dolan

Chief Information Officer, CIO Group – Gary Sterrenberg

National Manager reporting directly to the Chief Information Officer
  • National Manager, Cyber Security – Glenn Mitchell (acting)
Chief Technology Officer, Chief Technology Office – Charles McHardie
  • National Manager, Enterprise Architecture – Peter Mills (acting)
  • National Manager, ICT Product Architecture – Rob Doughty
  • National Manager, PMO and Business Relationship Management – Elaine Ninham
  • National Manager, Vendor Management – Elise Poiner (acting)
  • National Manager, Business Information and Data Services – Andrea Jones
General Manager, Brisbane Delivery Centre – Bob Lyons
  • National Manager, Service Network Systems – Michael Gee (acting)
  • National Manager, Brisbane Applications Support – Josh Bosschieter
  • National Manager, Child Support Applications – Richard Hayward
  • National Manager, Aged Care Redevelopment – Rubyn Wipiiti (acting)
General Manager, Adelaide Delivery Centre – Andrew Larkin
  • National Manager, Enterprise Testing – Denise Lanyon
  • National Manager, Social Services Project Delivery – Janice Silby
  • National Manager, Enterprise Services – Matt Smith
  • National Manager, Business Integrity Systems – Maurice Savelli
  • National Manager, Adelaide Campus and Coordination – Jim McMahon
General Manager, Canberra Delivery Centre – Grazyna Zejdler (acting)
  • National Manager, Insurance and Disability Services – Devika Weereratne
  • National Manager, Online Services – Annette Hayes (acting)
  • National Manager, Child Care, Customer Communication and Corporate Systems – Dale Naughton
  • National Manager, Digital Services – Lorraine Hollis (acting)
General Manager, Production Systems Delivery Centre – Mitch Levy (acting)
  • National Manager, Families and Pensions Systems – Megan Bunfield (acting)
  • National Manager, Employment, Payment and Child Support Systems – Derek Lawrence (acting)
  • National Manager, Health Systems – Mike Mitchelmore
General Manager, ICT Infrastructure – Mike Brett
  • National Manager, Service Operations – Brynten Taylor
  • National Manager, Infrastructure and Applications Engineering – Belinda Gloyne (acting)
  • National Manager, Production Support – Derek Byrnes (acting)

Page last updated: 4 May 2016

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