Gill Callister

Secretary: Department of Education and Training (VIC)

Gill Callister has dedicated her career to improving public policy and service delivery.

As Secretary, Gill manages a $12 billion budget and leads 2,300 corporate staff to deliver and improve early childhood, school education, and vocational and higher education services across Victoria. She employs a further 55,000 staff in government schools.

Prior to joining the Department, Gill was the Secretary of the Victorian Department of Human Services (2009 -2014), where she was responsible for the delivery of child protection, disability, youth, housing and family violence services.

This followed a range of senior roles in the Victorian Public Service and a ten-year stint in the community sector working with children, young people and families.

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