Secretary of the Department of Human Services

Kathryn Campbell joined the Department of Human Services as Secretary on 7 March 2011.

Biography – Kathryn Campbell, CSC

Kathryn Campbell joined the Department of Human Services (the department) as Secretary on 7 March 2011.

The department delivers the Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support programmes as well as a number of other smaller Commonwealth government programmes. Services are provided through a variety of channels including digital, telephone and a network of over 350 service centres across Australia. The department is transforming the way it operates to ensure modern service delivery arrangements are in place.

Prior to her current appointment, Kathryn was the Deputy Secretary, Tertiary, Youth and International at the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations from 2010 to 2011.

Kathryn also held the positions of Deputy Secretary, Budget and Deputy Secretary, Financial Management in the Department of Finance (Finance) from 2005 to 2010. From 1998 to 2005 Kathryn held a variety of Branch Manager and Division Manager positions within the Budget and Property Groups of Finance.

During her earlier career, Kathryn held various corporate, strategic planning, information technology and resource management positions within the Department of Administrative Services and the Department of Defence.

Kathryn holds a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Information Science, and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Applied Mathematics). In 1994 she completed the Royal Australian Air Force Command and Staff College, and in 2008 the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Kathryn is a Fellow of Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Kathryn is also an Army Reserve Officer.

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