Kathrine Morgan-Wicks PSM appointed Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet

Jeremy Rockliff, Premier

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Kathrine Morgan-Wicks PSM as the new Secretary for the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC) effective 22 April 2024.

As Head of the State Service, Ms Morgan-Wicks will drive the delivery of the Tasmanian Government’s 2030 Strong Plan for Tasmania’s Future across all Government Departments, lead implementation of the Commission of Inquiry recommendations and play a critical role in improving outcomes for Tasmanians.

Ms Morgan-Wicks has served as Secretary for the Department of Health since 2019, and previously held senior positions in the Department of Justice, and Department of Treasury and Finance, as well as senior executive and legal roles with the Commonwealth, having worked in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria prior to moving her family to Tasmania in 2013.

Corporate governance, financial management, cultural change and transforming organisations has been at the heart of Ms Morgan-Wicks service-oriented career.

As Secretary for the Department of Health, Ms Morgan-Wicks has been responsible for the delivery of the Tasmanian Health Service, and overseen significant reforms throughout our public health system, including Ambulance Tasmania, major hospitals, district health services and mental health.

More recently, Tasmanians have witnessed the leadership of Ms Morgan-Wicks throughout the COVID-19 pandemic where she was instrumental in her role as State Health Commander and was acknowledged with a public service medal.

I congratulate Ms Morgan-Wicks and look forward to continuing to work together as we deliver positive outcomes for Tasmanians.

Mr Dale Webster will be Acting Secretary for the Department of Health, while we undertake a nationwide recruitment process.

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