Ms Kym Peake has today been appointed the new Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Ms Peake has served as Acting Secretary of the Department since the end of September, and brings a wealth of experience to this role.
Ms Peake was previously Deputy Secretary, Governance Policy and Coordination at the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
She has also held senior positions at the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, and the former Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
Ms Peake also has federal government experience, holding positions at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Ms Peake has extensive experience implementing significant intergovernmental reform, and as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, will play a key role in progressing the Andrews Labor Government’s priorities to build a stronger health system, improve the delivery of and strengthen vital human services programs in the community, and better integrate services across the state.
The Department of Health and Human Services is the largest department in the Victorian Government, with an output budget of around $20 billion in 2015-16.
It is responsible for health and human services policies, programs and services to improve the wellbeing of all Victorians, including public health, hospitals, ambulance services, mental health, disability and the National Disability Insurance Scheme, sport, ageing, youth, families and children, and housing.
Reviewed 10 February 2021