Victoria appoints new departmental secretaries
The Victorian government has appointed two new departmental secretaries, with Peta McCammon to lead the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) and Tim Ada to lead the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions (DJSIR).
Ms McCammon comes to DFFH from the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS), where she was Associate Secretary with responsibility for policy areas such as Youth Justice and service delivery reform.
She has also held senior roles at the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC), the Department of Treasury and Finance and the then Department of Human Services, and led reforms in family violence, mental health and the NDIS.
Mr Ada joins DJSIR from DPC, where he was Deputy Secretary, Economic Policy and State Productivity.
Prior to his time at DPC, he was Deputy Secretary of Jobs and Innovation at the then Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, leading a team responsible for the development of a range of key industry sectors.
He has also held executive positions at the former Department of Environment and Primary Industries and, in the mid-2000s, established the Victorian Government Business Office in New York.
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