Glenys Beauchamp was appointed Secretary of the Department of Health on 18 September 2017.
Glenys has had an extensive career in the Australian Public Service at senior levels with responsibility for a number of significant government programs covering economic and social policy areas.
She has more than 25 years’ experience in the public sector and began her career as a graduate in the Industry Commission.
Prior to her current role, Glenys was Secretary, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (2013–2017) and Secretary of the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport (2010–2013). She has served as Deputy Secretary in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2009–2010) and the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2002–2009).
Glenys has held a number of executive positions in the ACT Government including Deputy Chief Executive, Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services and Deputy CEO, Department of Health. She also held senior positions in housing, energy and utilities functions with the ACT Government.
Glenys was awarded a Public Service Medal in 2010 for coordinating Australian Government support during the 2009 Victorian bushfires.
Glenys has an economics degree from the Australian National University and an MBA from the University of Canberra
Public Service Excellence Awards
Glenys was awarded the Institute's Public Service Excellence Awards in 2012 for outstanding public sector leadership. The Public Sector Awards are presented to public servants at different levels of governance who have made an outstanding contribution to their field. Award recipients also receive an Adjunct Professorship or Honorary Fellowship, and Glenys was awarded an Adjunct Professorship with IGPA.
“Glenys has been awarded this excellence award for the outstanding leadership skills that she has consistently exhibited in different roles at different levels of Australian government. Glenys has played a central role in attempting to solve some of Australia’s most difficult public policy problems and she has done this with great skill, diligence and integrity”.
Professor Meredith Edwards (Chair, IGPA's Public Service Awards panel)
Glenys Beauchamp receiving the Public Service Excellence Award from the former Special Minister of State and Minister for the Public Service and Integrity the Hon. Gary Gray AO MP in October 2012 at the University of Canberra.