Introducing the department's Secretary, Kym Peake.

The Secretary leads our Executive Board and is responsible for setting strategic direction and management of the department.

Kym Peake

Kym brings extensive experience in both State and Commonwealth Government to the department.

Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, Kym Peake
The department's Secretary, Kym Peake speaking at an all staff forum

Kym's professional background includes a range of senior public service roles.

Kym has worked as Deputy Secretary, Higher Education and Skills Group at the Victorian Department of Education and Training, Deputy Secretary, Governance Policy and Coordination at the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet and Executive Director, Productivity and Inclusion at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Kym is on the Board of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (Victoria). She possesses an Executive Master of Public Administration, a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and a Bachelor of Laws, all from the University of Melbourne.