Appendix 7 - Women in senior leadership

For the first time in 2013, the State of the Service agency survey asked agencies to report on the representation of women in their senior leadership group. Rather than reporting by classification level such as Senior Executive Service (SES) Band 2 or SES Band 3, agencies reported by level of hierarchy:

  • agency head
  • direct report to agency head (AH -1)
  • direct report to those who report directly to the agency head (AH -2)

This reporting format was put in place to reflect the reporting recommendations made by the Male Champions of Change to ASX 200 companies. Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission and the Social Security Appeals Tribunal are not included in this appendix as they are statutory bodies with employees provided by their parent agencies, the Australian Taxation Office and the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs respectively.

Table A7.1 Representation of women in senior leadership for small agencies, 2013
  Sex of agency head Number of male AH -1 Number of female AH -1 Number of male AH -2 Number of female AH -2
Administrative Appeals Tribunal Male 4 1 2 11
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Male 11 3 3 15
Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity Male 1 1 2 3
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care Female 4 5 7 35
Australian Fisheries Management Authority Male 2 1 13 3
Australian Human Rights Commission Female 2 5 5 3
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Male 0 1 9 14
Australian Institute of Criminology Male 3 1 6 6
Australian Institute of Family Studies Male 1 2 6 8
Australian National Maritime Museum Male 5 2 11 18
Australian National Preventive Health Agency Female 1 4 4 6
Australian Office of Financial Management Male 5 1 6 9
Australian Organ and Tissue Authority Female 1 2 2 3
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Female 3 2 15 11
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency Male 5 1 13 2
Australian Research Council Male 1 3 4 9
Australian Skills Quality Authority Male 2 3 0 0
Australian Transport Safety Bureau Male 8 2 12 1
Cancer Australia Female 0 2 2 3
Climate Change Authority Female 0 3 2 4
Commonwealth Grants Commission Male 2 1 6 2
CrimTrac Male 2 1 10 6
Federal Circuit Court of Australia Male 1 0 0 0
Food Standards Australia New Zealand Male 3 2 8 10
Future Fund Management Agency Male 4 3 12 15
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority Male 2 2 6 15
Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House Female 2 0 2 5
National Blood Authority Male 3 4 5 8
National Capital Authority Male 3 2 1 3
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia Male 4 0 7 9
National Health and Medical Research Council Male 3 0 3 3
National Health Performance Authority Female 3 4 4 13
National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental
Management Authority
Female 5 3 11 14
National Water Commission Male 2 2 5 4
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner Male 2 1 0 2
Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman Male 1 1 4 4
Office of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate Male 3 2 5 2
Office of National Assessments Male 1 1 9 2
Office of Parliamentary Counsel Male 2 2 7 13
Productivity Commission Male 1 0 2 2
Royal Australian Mint Male 5 3 30 18
Safe Work Australia Male 2 2 3 11
Screen Australia Female 0 1 1 1
Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Female 3 2 7 12
Torres Strait Regional Authority Male 6 1 12 12
Workplace Gender Equality Agency Female 0 5 0 5
Table A7.2 Representation of women in senior leadership for medium agencies, 2013
  Sex of agency head Number of male AH -1 Number of female AH -1 Number of male AH -2 Number of female AH -2
Aboriginal Hostels Limited Female 1 2 1 3
Australian Communications and Media Authority Male 4 3 11 5
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Male 1 0 2 2
Australian Crime Commission Male 2 1 6 5
Australian Electoral Commission Male 1 0 9 8
Australian Financial Security Authority Female 4 0 13 8
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Male 3 6 15 23
Australian National Audit Office Male 1 1 20 7
Australian Public Service Commission Male 1 2 4 4
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Female 1 1 4 2
Australian Trade Commission Male 5 2 14 15
Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre Male 1 1 5 3
Australian War Memorial Male 1 2 6 10
Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Male 2 1 6 2
Clean Energy Regulator Female 5 0 7 5
Comcare Male 0 2 3 4
ComSuper Female 5 5 21 31
Defence Housing Australia Male 1 2 16 9
Family Court of Australia Male 2 2 2 2
Federal Court of Australia Male 7 5 0 0
Fair Work Commission Female 2 2 6 16
Geoscience Australia Male 6 0 16 9
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Male 2 1 11 6
Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal Female 1 0 1 1
Murray-Darling Basin Authority Female 4 1 4 3
National Archives of Australia Male 1 4 7 15
National Library of Australia Female 2 4 12 23
National Museum of Australia Male 2 3 7 15
Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions Male 7 1 13 14
Office of the Fair Work Ombudsman Male 5 2 8 8
Prime Minister and Cabinet Male 2 6 6 10
Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport Female 1 1 3 2
Resources, Energy and Tourism Male 2 0 5 3
Table A7.3 Representation of women in senior leadership for large agencies, 2013
  Sex of agency head Number of male AH -1 Number of female AH -1 Number of male AH -2 Number of female AH -2
Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Male 2 1 14 7
Attorney-General's Department Male 2 1 6 11
Australian Agency for International Development Male 6 0 8 4
Australian Bureau of Statistics Male 5 0 14 7
Australian Customs and Border Protection Service Male 2 2 6 7
Australian Securities and Investments Commission Male 7 3 26 16
Australian Taxation Office Male 3 0 23 10
Bureau of Meteorology Male 3 1 12 3
Defence Male 10 1 24 7
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Female 4 2 10 27
Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Male 2 3 16 17
Finance and Deregulation Male 1 4 17 2
Foreign Affairs and Trade Male 9 3 40 10
Health and Ageing Female 9 1 16 29
Human Services Female 7 2 15 21
Immigration and Citizenship Male 4 2 12 12
Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education Male 2 2 15 7
Infrastructure and Transport Male 2 1 26 12
IP Australia Male 3 4 17 19
Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities Male 3 2 8 5
Treasury Male 6 4 33 21
Veterans' Affairs Male 10 5 11 8