Graeme Head



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Graeme Head
Deputy Director General (State Administration & Performance) with the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet

Graeme Head is Deputy Director General (State Administration & Performance) with the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet – a newly established role combining state administrative services with the additional responsibility for reviewing the performance of government agencies and driving sector-wide service improvement initiatives.

Between 1990 and 2007, Graeme spent 17 years in senior roles in environment portfolio agencies, notably as Assistant Director General at the Environment Protection Authority and, most recently, six years as the Chief Executive of the Sydney Catchment Authority. He has extensive experience in policy development, regulatory reform, infrastructure development and the design and implementation of a wide range of environment protection measures.

Graeme began his professional life as a registered nurse in the 1970s. He was one of the first health educators to work on the HIV-AIDS epidemic when it emerged in the early 1980s, and worked in a range of policy and program management roles dealing with HIV and drugs policy throughout the remainder of that decade.

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