Glenys Beauchamp PSM


Glenys Beauchamp PSM
CEW Member

Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation & Science

Glenys Beauchamp is Secretary of the Australian Department of Industry and Science. She has had an extensive career in the Australian Public Service at senior levels with responsibility for government programs covering economic and social policy areas. She has more than 25 years’ experience in the public sector since commencing her career as a graduate in the Industry Commission.

She headed up the Australian Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport in 2010 to 2013 and prior to that was Deputy Secretary in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Glenys has also served as Deputy Secretary in the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs where she was responsible for key policy agendas in relation to child support reforms, early childhood and child protection, early development of the paid parental scheme and implementation of income management. She coordinated Australian Government support in relation to the 2009 Victorian bushfires, for which she was awarded a Public Service Medal.

Glenys was also Deputy Chief Executive of the ACT Government Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services and a Deputy CEO with the ACT Department of Health covering community health, aged care, disability services, drug and alcohol and mental health. Other executive positions held in the ACT Government include transport reform, electricity, gas and water reforms, environment policy, housing and oversight for a number of government business enterprises.

Glenys has a Bachelor of Economics from the Australian National University, and an MBA from the University of Canberra. She was also President of the ACT branch of the Institute of Public Administration Australia.

While President of IPAA, ACT, Glenys established a mentoring program for women and is active in encouraging women leaders across the Australian Public Service. She worked with Liz Broderick and her team to establish a Male Champions of Change project to support women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) sector.

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