Permanent Secretary

Permanent Secretary Tom Scholar

Biography

Permanent Secretary

The Permanent Secretary, as Principal Accounting Officer, is responsible for the overall management of the department.

This includes responsibility for:

  • governance (including setting up an effective governance structure, robust internal controls and safeguards, and ensuring propriety and regularity)
  • decision making (including supporting ministers with timely, reasoned and impartial advice)
  • financial management of the department (including the efficient and economic use of resources)

Previous roles in government

  1. Second Permanent Secretary

    • 2008 to 2013