State of the Service Roadshow 2022 - Western Australia
Date: 3 May 2022
Time: 9.30 – 10.30 am (AWST)
First Assistant Commissioner – Head of the APS Academy
Australian Public Service Commission
Mr Grant Lovelock joined the Australian Public Service Commission in October 2020 on secondment to lead delivery of the APS Workforce Strategy and was appointed First Assistant Commissioner and Head of the APS Academy (FACHOA) in May 2021.
In this role Grant oversees the APSC’s responsibilities key APS reform initiatives and supports the APS Commissioner to deliver on his statutory functions. This includes workforce strategy and planning; APS-wide capability strategy, learning, talent and leadership development through the APS Academy; as well as Diversity and Inclusion strategy for the APS. Grant’s role is to drive implementation of key APS wide policy and services through practical initiatives and actions to shape the future of the APS workforce.
Grant has held leadership roles across in a number of portfolios including education and employment, industrial relations and safety, the arts, regional development and youth affairs. Grant has worked across a breath of public administration disciples spanning policy, commonwealth state relations, regulatory operations and programme and service delivery. Immediately prior to joining the Commission Grant led establishment of the National Careers Institute, a new national body charged with improving the delivery of careers information and support to all Australians, in response to the 2019 Strengthening Skills Review. Prior to this Grant was the Federal Safety Commissioner, a statutory role with responsibility for improving Work Health and Safety practices in the building and construction sector.
Grant is completing an Executive Masters in Public Administration.
Deputy Commissioner, Individuals and Intermediaries, Australian Taxation Office
Hoa Wood has over 20 years’ experience in tax administration both in ATO and at the Treasury. In Hoa’s current role, she is responsible for the delivery of improved outcomes for Individuals not in business that make it easier and simpler for them to comply with their tax obligations. This includes education programs, consultation, online services, advice and guidance and audits. Hoa also has a focus on improving the experience for Intermediaries, particularly as tax professionals are key stakeholders in supporting taxpayers to meet their obligations.
In 2018 Hoa was awarded the CAANZ’s Leadership in Government Award for Outstanding Contribution in Public Administration. This award recognises public sector leaders who have played a key role in the development and implementation of Government Policy and focussed on those leaders who have actively encouraged and created innovation based on present or over the horizon thinking.
Chief Executive Officer
National Indigenous Australians Agency
Jody Broun is an Yinjibarndi woman from the Pilbara in Western Australia, who has maintained strong connections to country, community and culture throughout her life. Jody is passionate about social justice, community led co-design, and making a difference through changing the way government does business with Aboriginal communities and stakeholders.
In February 2022, Jody was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the National Indigenous Australians Agency.
Previously Jody was Chief Executive of the Aboriginal Housing Office (AHO). Following the inclusion of the AHO in the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE), Jody then led work across the Department on Aboriginal Strategy, Our Place On Country, as Group Deputy Secretary Aboriginal Strategy and Outcomes.
Over the past 30 years Jody has held various senior positions in the government and not-for-profit sectors including: Executive Director Aboriginal Housing and Infrastructure in WA; Director of Equal Opportunity in Public Employment in WA; Director General Department of Aboriginal Affairs in NSW; and Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First People and Director of NSW and ACT for Australian Red Cross.
Jody has been responsible for delivering community and state wide policy and programs, developing and contributing to national policy reforms, and negotiating national and state government agreements. She has a breadth of experience across housing, health, education, justice, land and culture.