Mr Finn Pratt AO PSM, Secretary of the Department of the Environment and Energy, has advised me that he will be retiring on 11 October 2019.
Mr Pratt has had a remarkable public service career spanning 36 years, during which he has made a significant contribution to Australia’s domestic policy.
He has led and been responsible for delivering reforms in many areas. These include employment services, workplace relations, government service delivery, social policy, Indigenous affairs, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, aged care, childcare and welfare policy. Most recently, he has been responsible for energy, environment and climate change policy, including building Australia’s Antarctic capabilities.
Mr Pratt was awarded a Public Service Medal in 2008 and in 2015 became an Officer of the Order of Australia.
I would like to thank Mr Pratt for his service, leadership, and expert advice. I wish him and his family all the very best for the future.