Finn Pratt

Finn Axel Pratt AO PSM (born 1960) is a senior Australian public servant. He is currently Secretary of the Department of the Environment and Energy.

Finn Pratt

Chief Executive Officer of Centrelink
In office
2008–2009
Secretary of the Department of Human Services
In office
2009–2011
Secretary of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
In office
2011  18 September 2013
Secretary of the Department of Social Services
In office
18 September 2013  17 September 2017
Secretary of the Department of the Environment and Energy
Assumed office
18 September 2017
Personal details
Born1960 or 1961[1]
Nationality Australian
Alma materAustralian National University (BA)
OccupationPublic servant

Life and career

Pratt has a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University.[2]

He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Centrelink in September 2008.[3] Finn Pratt was promoted to the role of Secretary of the Department of Human Services in 2009.[4][5]

In 2011, Pratt moved into the position of Secretary of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.[6]

On 7 September 2017, the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced Pratt's appointment as Secretary of the Department of the Environment and Energy, commencing 18 September [4].

Awards

Pratt was awarded a Public Service Medal in January 2008 for outstanding public service in the development and implementation of significant and innovative reforms to public employment services and workplace relations in Australia.[7] In June 2015, Pratt was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for his work on the National Disability Insurance Scheme.[1]

References

  1. Towell, Noel (8 June 2015). "Queen's Birthday Honours: Finn Pratt rewarded for role in historic NDIS social policy". The Canberra Times. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 21 February 2016.
  2. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2011), "Chapter 12: Corporate Governance", 2010–11 Annual Report, Australian GovernmentCS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. Rudd, Kevin (9 September 2008). "Senior Government Appointments" (Press release). Australian Government. Archived from the original on 19 February 2015.
  4. Rudd, Kevin (13 August 2009). "Departmental secretaries and statutory office-holders, Canberra" (Press release). Australian Government. Archived from the original on 10 November 2013.
  5. Hannon, Kate (13 August 2009). "Rudd rearranges public service mandarins". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 14 August 2009.
  6. Gillard, Julia (21 December 2010). "Departmental Secretaries" (Press release). Australian Government. Archived from the original on 1 January 2014.
  7. "Search Australian Honours: PRATT, Finn Axel, Public Service Medal", itsanhonour.gov.au, Australian Government, archived from the original on 19 February 2015
Government offices
Preceded by
Jeff Whalan
Chief Executive Officer of Centrelink
2008 – 2009
Succeeded by
Carolyn Hogg
Preceded by
Helen Williams
Secretary of the Department of Human Services
2009 – 2011
Succeeded by
Kathryn Campbell
Preceded by
Jeff Harmer
Secretary of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
2011 – 2013
Succeeded by
Himself
as Secretary of the Department of Social Services
Succeeded by
Ian Watt
as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Preceded by
Himself
as Secretary of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Secretary of the Department of Social Services
2013–2017
Succeeded by
Kathryn Campbell
Preceded by
Gordon de Brouwer
Secretary of the Department of the Environment and Energy
2017–present
Incumbent
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