Secretary of the Department of Human Services

The Secretary supports the Minister for Government Services in the delivery of the portfolio responsibilities and the development of strategic policy advice.

Ms Renée Leon PSM

Secretary
Department of Human Services

Ms Renée Leon PSM

Ms Renée Leon joined the Department of Human Services as Secretary in September 2017.

As Secretary, Renée supports the Minister for Government Services in the delivery of portfolio responsibilities and the development of strategic policy advice. Renée leads the department towards its vision to provide customer-centred, trusted services, and drives co-design with policy partners to deliver better outcomes for customers. Prior to her current appointment, Renée was the Secretary of the Department of Employment, from 2013 to 2017, with responsibility for workplace relations policy and employment services.

Renée served as Deputy Secretary in the Attorney-General’s Department and in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet from May 2009 to September 2013. From 2006 to 2009, Renée held the position of Chief Executive of the ACT Department of Justice and Community Safety.

Renée was awarded a Public Service Medal in 2013 for outstanding public service to public administration and law in leadership roles in the Australian Capital Territory and the Commonwealth.

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