The Minister Assisting for Industry and Innovation, Kate Lundy, today welcomed the appointment of Jane Treadwell as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the newly established Centre for Excellence in Public Sector Design.
The centre is a pilot cross-agency initiative designed to help the Australian Public Service (APS) better respond to the challenges of the 21st century and inspire creativity and innovation through collaboration across government departments.
"Ms Treadwell is an excellent choice for the role of CEO for this new centre, and I congratulate her on her appointment to this new position," Senator Lundy said.
"Ms Treadwell's previous roles have included senior consultant to the World Bank, Chief Information Officer for the Victorian Government, and Deputy CEO for Business Transformation at Centrelink.
"She is eminently qualified and has the right skills for establishing this initiative and she has a keen understanding of the value of collaborative innovation in the APS."
Senator Lundy said this new initiative would assist the public sector meet challenges and find new ways of working to deliver better outcomes for all Australians.
The Centre will assist the APS deliver innovative, practical solutions to respond to complex issues and to explore new methods in solution formulation, development and delivery.
For more information about the Centre visit http://innovation.govspace.gov.au/blog.
26 June 2012