Our executive

Photo of the Department's Executive as at 30 June 2015.
The department’s Executive at 30 June 2015.
Left to right: Vicki Rundle, Martin Hehir, Renée Leon, Sandra Parker and Jamie Clout.

Secretary—Renée Leon PSM

Renée has been in the public sector for over 20 years, and in 2013 was awarded a Public Service Medal for outstanding public service to public administration and law in leadership roles in the ACT and the Commonwealth. She is qualified in arts and law and holds a Masters in Law from Cambridge University. Renée is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Public Policy at the Australian National University.

Renée was appointed Secretary of the Department of Employment on 18 September 2013.

Deputy Secretary, Workplace Relations and Economic Strategy—Sandra Parker

Sandra began her public service career in the ACT education and training sector in 1994, moving to the Commonwealth in 1998. She has held various policy and programme positions in vocational education and training, social policy and workplace relations. She was the head of the Office of the Australian Safety and Compensation Council from 2005 to 2008. Before her current role, Sandra was Deputy Secretary for Employment at the former Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Deputy Secretary, Employment—Martin Hehir

Martin took up the role of Deputy Secretary, Employment, in August 2014 after holding a Deputy Secretary role in the Department of Education and former Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations since 2012. Prior to this he held a number of senior positions across ACT Government agencies.

Corporate Services—Jamie Clout and Vicki Rundle

Our corporate services are overseen by Jamie Clout (Group Manager, Finance, Legal and Governance) and Vicki Rundle (Group Manager, People and Communication).