Is the public sector fit for service?

Is the public sector fit for service?

VIC
Jul 26
CEDA welcomes Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet Secretary, Chris Eccles to address Trustees.

Speakers

Chris Eccles, Secretary, Department of Premier & Cabinet

Event overview

The public sector is responsible for delivering critical services to Victorians, from education and healthcare, to transport and keeping our environment healthy.  Is it fit for service?  Join Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet, Secretary, Chris Eccles in discussing this interesting topic.

This briefing is by invitation only to CEDA Trustees. Trustees are senior leaders nominated by CEDA member organisations. At CEDA boardroom briefings Trustees hear from an informed, expert guest speaker in a private, small group setting. Invitations to boardroom briefings are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies.

Meet the speaker

Chris Eccles
Secretary, Department of Premier & Cabinet

Chris Eccles was appointed Secretary of DPC in December 2014. As Secretary, Chris leads the department and the Victorian Public Service in advising the Premier and the Government of Victoria.

Chris was previously Director-General of the New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet from 2011 to 2014, and Chief Executive of the South Australian Department of the Premier and Cabinet from 2009 to 2011. Chris also has previous experience in Victoria's DPC, having held the positions of Deputy Secretary, Sector Improvement Group and later Deputy Secretary, National Reform and Climate Change Group from 2007 to 2009.

Prior to joining Victoria's DPC in 2007, Chris worked in a variety of government and private sector senior management positions. He has held leadership roles with the ACT Chief Minister's Department and with the Australian National Training Authority. As an Associate Director with KPMG, Chris headed the national education consulting practice. He subsequently became a foundation Director of the consulting firm, Phillips KPA, which works across all education and training sectors.

In 2017, Chris was made an Officer of the Order of Australia ‘for distinguished service to public administration, to innovative policy development and sound governance, and to the delivery of reform in the areas of training, education and disability.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the Australian National University

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