Ms Mary Wiley-Smith commenced her role as the Deputy Australian Public Service Commissioner on 3 September 2018. Ms Wiley-Smith was previously First Assistant Secretary at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, working on the Independent Review of the Australian Public Service.
Prior to joining the Review, Ms Wiley-Smith led the Cities Division in the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities; responsible for the pioneering of ‘city deals” in Australia.
Ms Wiley-Smith was previously the Chief Operating Officer for the Department of Environment and Energy where she led the major downsizing and transformation of the department. Prior to this, Ms Wiley-Smith led the Strategic Review of the Department of the Environment and established their Sustainability, Policy and Analysis Division.
Ms Wiley-Smith has over 20 years in the APS, and has a breadth of experience in building workforce capability and in driving reform. She has held senior executive roles in the Australian Government leading work on sustainability, climate change, cities and urban policy, energy efficiency, housing affordability and supply, and renewable energy.