Renée Leon PSM

Renée Leon


Department of Human Services

Renée Leon joined the Department of Human Services as Secretary on 18 September 2017.

Before this appointment, she was Secretary of the Department of Employment, from 2013 to 2017, with responsibility for employment and labour market policy. In this role Renée began a whole-of-government consideration of policy issues rising from the changing nature of work, and led a conversation with the private sector on the future of work.

Renée served as Deputy Secretary in the Attorney-General’s Department and in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet from May 2009 to September 2013. From 2006 to 2009, Renee was Chief Executive of the ACT Department of Justice and Community Safety.

Renée was awarded a Public Service Medal in 2013 for outstanding public service to public administration and law in leadership roles in the Australian Capital Territory and the Commonwealth.

Renée will be on the expert panel, 'What are the opportunities and challenges of digital?' at Digital Summit 2019.