New Public Service Commissioner for NSW
Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced that leading private sector human resources executive Emma Hogan will be the new NSW Public Service Commissioner.
Ms Hogan comes to one of the NSW public sector’s most influential roles from almost two decades leading people divisions in high-profile Australian corporations, including Foxtel, Qantas and Woolworths.
Ms Berejiklian said the appointment showed the NSW Government was focused on lifting standards and improving outcomes.
“Our Government’s vision is for the NSW public sector to be known as people focused and engaged, with a dynamic culture that delivers high quality services and infrastructure throughout the State,” Ms Berejiklian said.
Chair of the Public Service Commission, Professor Peter Shergold AC, said Ms Hogan would build on the innovative work undertaken by NSW’s inaugural Public Service Commissioner, Graeme Head, who finished his term in January.
“Emma has a strong track record in people and change management within large and complex organisations, and her strong stakeholder and communications skills will serve her well in continuing to drive change and readying the NSW public sector for the future,” Professor Shergold said.
Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Tim Reardon, said Ms Hogan would be operating in a period of significant change.
“New technologies, increasing customer expectations and an evolving workplace mean that now more than ever we need leadership that combines private sector focus and public sector principles, leadership I know Emma will provide.”