The list below groups senior executive staff according to area of responsibility.
Nerida O'Loughlin was appointed as Deputy Secretary in 2011 to lead the Digital Television Switchover Programme. She was also responsible for broadcasting, corporate and legal functions within the Department prior to its restructure in 2014. Nerida is currently acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Communications and the Arts.
Nerida joined the Department from the Australian Communications and Media Authority. Prior to that she had held senior positions in the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments working on policy and programs, predominantly across the technology and cultural sectors.
We are committed to ensuring the provision of efficient and resilient communications networks.
We provide operational and policy advice on classification issues to the Minister and administrative support to the Classification Board and the Classification Review Board. We work to advance Australia’s position on communications issues in relevant international fora and support delivery of high priority projects across the Department.
We are working to ensure equitable access to content and basic communications services and provide effective consumer safeguards.
We seek to identify, assess and explain developments in digital technologies, and communications networks and services to inform strategic policy linkages and directions.
Manage the preparation and delivery of high quality legal services and strategic advice to the Department and support the Executive Leadership Team on significant strategic issues
To develop and implement strategies and services to support the continuous improvement of the Department
The Arts develops and administers programs and policies that encourage excellence in art, support for cultural heritage and public access to arts and culture.