Appointment of new DVA Secretary

The Prime Minister has announced the appointment of Ms Alison Frame as the Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

Ms Frame comes from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet where she has been in the role of Deputy Secretary, Social Policy. She has been a senior public servant for both the Commonwealth and New South Wales governments in a range of complex service delivery and policy roles. Ms Frame brings significant experience working with stakeholders and leading staff to deliver positive outcomes for the community.

Ms Frame’s five-year appointment will commence on 23 January 2023.

‘I congratulate Alison on the appointment and look forward to working with her in this new capacity,’ Mr Albanese said.

‘I also thank Ms Elizabeth Cosson AM CSC for her service as Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs since May 2018. She has been a passionate advocate for improving services for veterans and their families.’

A changeover to a new Secretary in January 2023 will provide for continuity in the department’s leadership during the finalisation of the 2023–24 Budget process, 2023 Anzac Day commemorations and the ongoing response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide.

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