Deputy Secretaries

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Information on the Deputy Secretaries at the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.

Deputy Secretaries

Dr Jill Charker

Dr Jill Charker, Deputy Secretary – Corporate Cluster

Dr Charker is the Deputy Secretary – Corporate Cluster at the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.

Prior to her current role, Dr Charker was the Deputy Secretary – Programme Design at the Department of Human Services. Dr Charker has also held senior positions with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, ComSuper and the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Dr Charker holds a PhD from Griffith University, and a Class 1 Honours degree in Psychology, majoring in statistics. In addition, she has completed an Executive Masters degree in Public Administration through the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Level 2 qualified executive coach through the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership.

Nathan Smyth

Nathan Smyth, Deputy Secretary – Employment Cluster

Mr Smyth is the Deputy Secretary – Employment Cluster at the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.

Prior to joining the Department of Jobs and Small Business, he held the position of First Assistant Secretary, Western Sydney Unit, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development with oversight for the planning, construction and financing of the second Sydney airport.

Mr Smyth has held senior positions at the Department of Finance, the Department of Health, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Mr Smyth holds a Bachelor Degree (Political Science) from the University of NSW and a Master of Business Administration.