This report was developed by a project team located in the Australian Public Service Commission under the supervision of a Deputy Secretary Group reporting to the Management Advisory Group.
Deputy Secretary Group
- Mr Geoff Leeper (Chair)
- Department of Families and Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (formerly of Department of Human Services)
- Ms Barbara Belcher
- Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
- Mr Jim Davidson
- Department of Education, Science and Training
- Mr Ross Gibbs
- National Archives of Australia
- Ms Fay Holthuyzen
- Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts
- Mr Ed Killesteyn PSM
- Department of Veterans’ Affairs
- Mr Jeff Lamond
- Australian Public Service Commission
- Mr Stephen Merchant
- Department of Defence
- (Mr Shane Carmody
- Department of Defence—until September 2006)
- Mr Abul Rizvi
- Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs
- Mr Jeremy O’Sullivan
- Department of Employment and Workplace Relations
- Mr Dale Chatwin
- Australian Bureau of Statistics
- Ms Helen Walker
- National Archives of Archives
The Management Advisory Committee recognises the support of the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and the National Archives in providing the project team to undertake the project.
Management Advisory Committee
The Management Advisory Committee (MAC) is a forum of Secretaries and agency heads established under the Public Service Act 1999 to advise the Australian Government on matters relating to the management of the Australian Public Service (APS). In addressing its broad advisory function, MAC considers a number of management issues where analysis, discussion, and the identification of better practice approaches would inform and promote improvements in public administration.
MAC was established under s. 64 of the Public Service Act 1999 and is chaired by the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, with the Public Service Commissioner as executive officer. MAC is charged with advising the Government on matters relating to the management of the APS. While it has no statutory powers or executive functions, it provides a forum for Secretaries and heads of major agencies to discuss significant issues of topical and long-term interest to the APS.
MAC met for the first time in December 2000 and agreed on a work programme that focused on areas of strategic importance to the APS. Sub-committees of interested MAC members were established to set the terms of reference for each of these projects. The Australian Public Service Commission currently provides Secretariat support to the Committee and its subcommittee/s. The Secretariat can be contacted through the Evaluation Group of the Commission at <macsecretariat [at] apsc.gov.au>.