Jenet Connell commenced her role as the Deputy Australian Public Service Commissioner on 27 November 2017. Ms Connell was previously the Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Secretary Corporate Group in the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
Prior to her role in DIBP Ms Connell was the Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Secretary within the Department of Finance, having been appointed in July 2010.
Ms Connell was an Executive Manager within the Biosecurity Services Group of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry from December 2007 to June 2010.
Ms Connell joined the APS in 2003 as a Group Manager with the (then) Department of Employment and Workplace Relations. Ms Connell spent 12 years as a senior executive within the Western Australian Public Service, working in workplace relations and small business policy and working in the private sector (IT and web development) for three years.
Ms Connell has extensive experience in organisational development and design; strategy and governance; project management; programme and service design and delivery; systems and process improvement; industrial relations (programme delivery and compliance); and policy development and implementation (small business, industrial relations).
Ms Connell holds a Masters Degree in organisational psychology and is a keen cyclist.