Message from the Secretary

The Prime Minister today announced that Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM will conclude his tenure as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) on 30 August 2019 and that Mr Philip Gaetjens, currently Secretary of the Treasury, has been appointed as the next Secretary of PM&C, commencing 2 September 2019.

The Prime Minister further announced my appointment as Secretary of the Treasury, also commencing 2 September 2019. This is a great honour and I am very much looking forward to my new post.

It is two years since I joined the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development. It is a privilege to serve the people of Australia through the Government of the day in any capacity. It has been exceptionally rewarding to do that in this department, given the importance of what we do, and how it affects the lives of the people and communities we serve.

I congratulate Mr Gaetjens on his appointment and look forward to working with him in our respective new roles. I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Dr Parkinson on his many years of outstanding service in the APS and wish him all the best for his future.

Dr Steven Kennedy PSM