Services Australia Chief Executive Officer

The Chief Executive Officer of Services Australia supports the Minister for Government Services in the delivery of the Agency’s responsibilities under the Social Services portfolio. 

Ms Rebecca Skinner

Chief Executive Officer
Services Australia

Ms Rebecca Skinner commenced as Services Australia Chief Executive Officer on 16 March 2020.

Rebecca originally joined the Australian Public Service in 1993 after four years teaching secondary school.

Before coming to Services Australia, she held the role of Associate Secretary of Defence, where she was responsible for Defence enterprise planning, performance and risk management, and the integration of all corporate enabling functions across the department.

Prior positions held:

  • Deputy Secretary Strategic Policy and Intelligence (2016-2017)
  • Deputy Secretary Defence People (2014-2016)
  • First Assistant Secretary Capability Investment and Resources (2012-2014)
  • First Assistant Secretary Ministerial and Executive Coordination and Communication (2011-2012)
  • First Assistant Secretary Strategic Policy (2008-2011)

She also served as Assistant Secretary Defence and Intelligence at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and as a senior executive in the Attorney General's Portfolio.

Rebecca has a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Melbourne, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Computer Science) from Swinburne University. She is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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