Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has appointed former university vice-chancellor Glyn Davis to lead his department.
Davis has most recently been chief executive of the Paul Ramsay Foundation and previously led Griffith University and the University of Melbourne. He also headed up Queensland’s Department of Premier and Cabinet from 1998 to 2002.
“Professor Davis will bring to the role of secretary a deep understanding of public policy and will work with my government in bringing about positive change for the Australian people,” Albanese said.
The previous secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Phil Gaetjens, stepped down after the election. He was previously Scott Morrison’s chief of staff and Labor had criticised his appointment to the top job in the public service as politicising the role.