Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, Senator Zed Seselja, today thanked the outgoing Secretary of the Department of Social Services, Mr Finn Pratt AO PSM and welcomed Ms Kathryn Campbell CSC into the role.

“Over the past 12 months as a Minister it has been an absolute pleasure to work with Finn in the Department of Social Services.  He has continually demonstrated his professionalism and wealth of knowledge as I have worked closely with him on a number of issues relating to my portfolio responsibilities.

“He has been an excellent Secretary over the last six years and has implemented a number of important programs in this time. The Department of Environment and Energy will benefit from his extensive public service experience and I am sure my Colleague, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP will benefit from his knowledge and wisdom” said Senator Seselja.

Replacing Mr Pratt is Ms Kathryn Campbell CSC who will move from the Secretary of the Department of Human Services to the Secretary of the Department of Social Services. Ms Campbell joined the department of Human Services as Secretary in March 2011. Prior to this she was a Deputy Secretary in the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and the Department of Finance.

“I look forward to working with Ms Campbell who I am sure will do a great job in the role. Her vast experience within the Public Sector puts her in good stead for this task” Senator Seselja said.

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