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The Public Sector Innovation Network began in 2009 as part of a Management Advisory Committee project on public sector innovation as a mechanism to engage and hear from public servants who were applying innovation in their work.
The Network is open to all, but has been developed for an audience of public sector employees and academics. Network members receive a weekly email with news, developments and events in public sector innovation and design in Australia and overseas.
If you have any other thoughts on how the Network can assist innovators and designers in the public service, please let us know in the comments below or psi [at] innovation.gov.au (email us) with your thoughts.
The Innovation Champions is a forum for high level officers from portfolio departments who act as advocates and supporters for innovation within the public service. The intent of the group is to:
- Share practical case studies and experiences of introducing initiatives to support innovation or examples of applied innovation
- Display and model innovation behaviours
- Support and contribute to relevant cross-agency initiatives to foster the culture of innovation
- Collaborate on demonstration projects that explore new ways of working
After each Champions Meeting, a blog is posted here with the minutes of the meeting and a discussion on the main topics of the meeting
|David Hazlehurst (Chair)||Department of Industry, Innovation and Science||Deputy Secretary|
|Celia Moss||Australian Bureau of Statistics||Program Manager, Transitioning Statistics Branch|
|Helen Bull||Australian Public Service Commission||Group Manager, Employment Planning|
|Lesley Slevin||Australian Taxation Office||Assistant Commissioner, Law Design and Practice, Design and Change Management|
|Elizabeth Eastland||CSIRO||Director of Innovation & Commercial Research|
|David Williamson||Department of Agriculture||Deputy Secretary (a/g)|
|Richard Windeyer||Department of Communications and the Arts||First Assistant Secretary, Classification and Projects|
|Rebecca Skinner||Department of Defence||Acting Associate Secretary|
|Carolyn Smith||Department of Education and Training||Deputy Secretary Corporate Strategy|
|Peter Cully||Department of Employment||Group Manager, Economic Strategy|
|John Sheridan||Department of Finance||First Assistant Secretary, Chief Technology Officer and Australian Government Procurement Officer|
|Ewen McDonald||Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade||Deputy Secretary|
|Mark Cormack||Department of Health||Deputy Secretary|
|Maria Fernandez||Department of Immigration and Border Protection||Deputy Secretary, Intelligence and Capability Group|
|Andrew Johnson||Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development||General Manager, Policy Development Unit|
|Janean Richards||Department of Social Services||Group Manager and Chief Legal Officer|
Department of the Environment and energy
|First Assistant Secretary|
|Mike Fordham||Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet||Regional Manager / Assistant Secretary, School Attendance, Schools, Information and Evaluation, Indigenous Affairs|
|Liz Cosson AM CSC||Department of Veterans’ Affairs||Chief Operating Officer (a/g)|
|Jose Del Rio||Digital Transformation Agency||Head of Digital Engagement|
|Eamonn Rooney||The Treasury||Chief Information Officer|
If you want more information about the innovation champions, please email us at psi [at] industry.gov.au
The PSIN Agents is a group of public servants who meet monthly to discuss innovation in the public sector, share information about agency activities and initiatives, plan innovation events and workshop key elements of the ‘how’ of innovation.
PSIN Agents commit to the terms of reference and are currently wholly Canberra-based. If you are outside Canberra in a federal, state, or local government role and you’re interested in public sector innovation, we are looking to develop other PSIN chapters. //psi [at] industry.gov.au">Please contact us if you are interested in being a part of this initiative.
Current members of the PSIN Agents group are:
|Graeme Loaney and Rob Thomas||Department of Industry||psi(at)industry.gov.au|
|Department of Defence|
|Deborah Venters||Department of Human Services||Deborah.Venters(at)humanservices.gov.au|
|Silvia Liertz||Department of Employment||Silvia.Liertz (at)employment.gov.au|
|Berin Denham||Department of Education and Training|
|Julie Di Carlo||Department of Finance||julie.dicarlo(at)finance.gov.au|
|Skye Smart||Australian Taxation Office||Skye.Smart(at)ato.gov.au|
|Mira Daoud and Judi Hubner||IP Australia||Mira.Daoud(at)ipaustralia.gov.au|
Carolyn Paterson, Letitia Lyon and Samantha Cursely
|Department of Social Security|
|Michelle Mclaughlin||Department of Health||Michelle.Mclaughlin(at)health.gov.au|
|Tom Patterson||Department of Immigration and Border Force||Thomas.Patterson(at)border.gov.au|
|Jane Jervis||Department for Infrastructure and Regional Development||Jane.Jervis(at)infrastructure.gov.au|
|Rachel Field||Attorney-General's Department||Rachel.Field(at)ag.gov.au|
PSIN State Co-ordinators
Below are our APS contacts for the PSIN outside of Canberra. As the PSIN is open across all tiers of government state and local public servants was welcome to make contact.
|New South Wales||Peter Gregory||Peter.Gregory(at)industry.gov.au|
|South Australia and Northern Territory||Moi Odubasa||Moi.Odubasa(at)industry.gov.au|
|Western Australia||Richard Wilkinson||Richard.Wilkinson(at)industry.gov.au|
If your department or agency doesn’t have a member and you’re interested in joining the group %20psi [at] industry.gov.au">contact us.