Secretary, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Prime Minister - Howard, John
Media Release - 02 February 2003I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Peter Shergold AM as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet for a term of five years. The appointment will date from 10 February 2003.
Dr Shergold is a distinguished and highly experienced public administrator. He has served this and previous governments in a number of senior positions. A copy of Dr Shergold's curriculum vitae is attached.
I am sure that with his strong academic credentials, varied experience and commitment to a professional public service he will provide strong leadership to the Australian Public Service.
Pending the appointment of a new Secretary the Department of Education, Science and Training, Dr Wendy Jarvie will act in that position.
Dr Peter Roger SHERGOLD AM
Date of Birth:
27 September 1946
Bachelor of Arts, University of Hull Qualifications:
Master of Arts, University of Illinios
Doctor of Philosophy, London School of Economics
Secretary, Department of Education, Science and Training since 17 January 2002
Secretary, Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (former Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business)
Public Service Commissioner
Chief Executive Officer, Comcare Australia
Chief Executive Officer, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission
Deputy Secretary, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
Head, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Head of the Department of Economic History, University of New South Wales
Professor, Labour Studies Department, Pennsylvania State University
Lecturer, University of New South Wales
Research Fellow, Institute of Historical Research, London