Terry Moran AC



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Terry Moran AC was, as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australia's most senior public servant, from 2008 to 2011. 

His current roles include:
  • Chancellor, Federation University
  • Chair, Melbourne Theatre Company
  • Chair, Centre for Policy Development
  • Vice President, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
  • Director Menzies Foundation
  • Ambassador, Teach for Australia.
He spent his early career as a public servant in the Australian (Commonwealth) and Victorian Public Services.  Moran's first position as a public sector CEO was as Chief Executive of the Office of the State Training Board in Victoria from late 1987 until May 1993.  In May 1993 he was appointed as the first Chief Executive Officer of the Australian National Training Authority in Brisbane.  In August 1998 he became Queensland's Director-General of Education.
 
Moran was appointed Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet for the State of Victoria in July 2000 and held this position until his appointment as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in early 2008.
 
Honours
 
On 12 June 2006 Moran was named an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for "service to public sector leadership in key policy areas and program implementation, including technical and further education at state and national levels".
 
On 26 January 2012, the Governor General named Moran as a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for "eminent service to the community through public sector leadership, as a significant contributor to policy development, program delivery and effective governance, and to the implementation of contemporary government administration.” This is the highest honour bestowed on an Australian.
 
On 19 December 2017 Moran was admitted to the degree of Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) at La Trobe University, Melbourne in recognition of “significant contributions to policy development, program delivery and effective governance, and to contemporary government administration”.

On the CEDA Blog

The CEDA blog aims to deliver informed debate and new ideas for discussion on the economic and social issues facing Australia. Read blog articles by Terry Moran:

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