NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has introduced leading private sector human resources executive Emma Hogan as the state’s new Public Service Commissioner.
Hogan brings a wealth of experience to the role after almost two decades of leadership experience at major Australian corporations, including Foxtel, Qantas and Woolworths.
Noting the position’s focus on lifting standards and improving outcomes, Premier Berejiklian said on the appointment: “Our Government’s vision is for the NSW public sector to be known as people focused and engaged, with a dynamic culture that delivers high quality services and infrastructure throughout the State.”
Hogan takes over from NSW’s inaugural Public Service Commissioner, Graeme Head, who finished his term in January.
Professor Peter Shergold AC, Chair of the Public Sevice Commission, endorses Hogan’s leadership qualifications: “Emma has a strong track record in people and change management within large and complex organisations, and her strong stakeholder and communications skills will serve her well in continuing to drive change and readying the NSW public sector for the future.”
Adding to the statement, Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Tim Reardon, said: “New technologies, increasing customer expectations and an evolving workplace mean that now more than ever we need leadership that combines private sector focus and public sector principles, leadership I know Emma will provide.”
Congratulations Emma Hogan!