Kathryn Campbell AO, CSC joined the Department of Social Services (the department) as Secretary on 18 September 2017.
The department works in partnership with other government and non-government organisations to ensure the effective development, management and delivery of payments, policies, programs, and services focused on improving the wellbeing of individuals and families in Australian communities.
Prior to her current appointment, Kathryn was the Secretary of the Department of Human Services from 2011 to 2017.Kathryn also held Deputy Secretary positions in the Department of Finance (Finance) and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) from 2005 to 2011.
Kathryn holds a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Information Science, and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Applied Mathematics). In 1994, she completed the Royal Australian Air Force Command and Staff College course, and in 2008 the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
Kathryn is a Fellow of Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Australia and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Kathryn is also an Army Reserve Officer.