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Secretary of Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Prime Minister - Rudd, Kevin

Media Release - 06 February 2008

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Terry Moran AO as the new Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Mr Moran will begin his appointment on 3 March 2008.

Mr Moran is currently Secretary of the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet and has led four public sector organisations as CEO over the last 20 years. Throughout his career Mr Moran has gained substantial experience in both central and service delivery agencies.

Mr Moran has a demonstrated ability to develop and implement sustainable administrative outcomes for addressing complex policy challenges.

Mr Moran will be well placed to administratively assist the Rudd Government's objective to build a modern Australia capable of meeting our future challenges.

I would like to formally acknowledge the contribution of Dr Peter Shergold to Australian public life during his tenure as Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Dr Shergold's professionalism and leadership earned him great and deserved respect both within the Australian Public Service and beyond.

I wish Dr Shergold well in his new role at the University of New South Wales. Ms. Jenny Goddard will continue as Acting Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet from 9 February until Mr Moran commences.