PM Transcripts - Prime Ministers of Australia

Secretary, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Prime Minister - Howard, John

media_Release - 02 February 2003

I 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.





CURRICULUM VITAE

Name:











Dr Peter Roger SHERGOLD AM

Date of Birth:



27 September 1946

Nationality:







Australian

Educational







Bachelor of Arts, University of Hull Qualifications:



Master of Arts, University of Illinios











Doctor of Philosophy, London School of Economics

Present position:



Secretary, Department of Education, Science and Training since 17 January 2002

Previous experience:

1998-02



Secretary, Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (former Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business)

1995-98



Public Service Commissioner

1994-95



Chief Executive Officer, Comcare Australia

1991-94



Chief Executive Officer, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission

1990-91



Deputy Secretary, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

1987-90



Head, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

1985-87



Head of the Department of Economic History, University of New South Wales

1984-85



Professor, Labour Studies Department, Pennsylvania State University

1972



Lecturer, University of New South Wales

1971-72







Research Fellow, Institute of Historical Research, London