Dr Steven Kennedy PSM
Secretary to the Australian Treasury
Dr Steven Kennedy commenced as Secretary to the Treasury in September 2019.
Prior to his appointment, Steven was Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development between September 2017 and August 2019.
During his 30 years in the public service, Steven has held other senior positions including Deputy Secretary at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet; Deputy Secretary at the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science; Deputy Secretary at the Department of the Environment; Deputy Secretary at the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, and the Head of Secretariat of the Garnaut Climate Change Review – Update 2011.
Steven began his public service career in 1992 as a cadet at the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Prior to joining the public service, he trained and worked as a nurse.
Steven has served on a number of boards and is a member of the Reserve Bank Board, Council of Financial Regulators, Trans Tasman Council on Banking Supervision, Board of Taxation, New Zealand Treasury Board, the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation and the Centre for Market Design Advisory Board.
Steven was awarded a Public Service Medal in 2016 for outstanding public service in the area of climate change policy.
Steven holds a PhD and a master degree in Economics from the Australian National University, and a Bachelor of Economics (First Class Honours) from the University of Sydney.
Ms Roxanne Kelley PSM
Deputy Secretary, International, Foreign Investment, Corporate and Law Group
Ms Roxanne Kelley commenced as Deputy Secretary International, Foreign Investment, Corporate and Law Group in March 2020.
In this role, Roxanne is responsible for the department’s corporate services, Stakeholder Liaison Unit and foreign investment review function.
During her career, Roxanne has held Deputy Secretary positions at Services Australia (previously the Department of Human Services), the Department of Social Services and the Department of Defence. Roxanne has also worked in the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and Centrelink. Before joining the Australian Public Service, she worked in the Queensland State Public Service for 19 years in the social policy area.
Roxanne is the Commonwealth Director on the Australian Business Growth Fund Board.
Roxanne was awarded the Public Service Medal in January 2017 for her substantial contribution to the reform efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Department of Defence.
Roxanne has a Bachelor of Speech Therapy (University of Queensland) and an Executive Master of Public Administration (Australian National University). She is also a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Ms Sam Reinhardt
Deputy Secretary, Fiscal Group
Ms Sam Reinhardt commenced as Deputy Secretary, Fiscal Group in August 2022.
In this role, Sam provides advice to the government on the Budget, fiscal strategy, and policy proposals across all portfolios with a view to achieving sustainable and effective economic outcomes. She also manages relations with state and territory treasuries.
During her career, Sam has worked across a range of areas in the public service, including on the secretariat for the Henry Tax Review; as the Division Head of the Foreign Investment and Trade Policy Division, the Commonwealth-State Relations Division, and Corporate and International Tax Division. Sam worked at the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources leading the Northern Australia and Major Projects Division and prior to taking up the role of Deputy Secretary in Treasury, Sam was the Head of Office at the Productivity Commission.
Sam has worked in a number of roles outside the public service, including at the Cape York Institute under Noel Pearson, in the Papua New Guinean Treasury and as Julia Gillard’s Tax and Fiscal Policy Adviser.
Sam holds a master degree in development economics from the Crawford School at the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Economics and Political Science from the Australian National University.
Mr Luke Yeaman
Deputy Secretary, Macroeconomic Group
Mr Luke Yeaman commenced as Deputy Secretary, Macroeconomic Group in May 2020.
In his previous role as a Deputy Secretary at the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities, Luke was responsible for advising on infrastructure policy and priorities and cities policy. He also helped oversee the delivery of major transformational projects such as the Western Sydney Airport and Inland Rail.
He has also held senior positions at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Office of National Intelligence along with previous positions the Treasury, where he began his career as a graduate.
Luke has a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from Monash University.
Mr Brenton Philp
Deputy Secretary, Markets Group
Mr Brenton Philp joined The Treasury in February 2023.
Prior to this Brenton was Deputy Secretary, Early Childhood and Youth Group at the Department of Education, having been promoted in August 2021.
Brenton’s experience spans over 20 years in the Australian Public Service, having performed senior roles in social policy, energy policy, digital transformation, and competition and consumer protection regulation. He has served in the departments of Industry, Energy and Environment, Social Services, Education and the Prime Minister and Cabinet, as well as a long career with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
Brenton is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from James Cook University.
Ms Diane Brown
Deputy Secretary, Revenue Group
Ms Diane Brown commenced as Deputy Secretary for Revenue Group at the Treasury in July 2022.
In this role, Diane provides advice and forecasts to the government on revenue and taxation policy matters.
Prior to this role, Diane was at the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communication as the Deputy Secretary for Transport from May 2021 to July 2022 and the First Assistant Secretary of the Communications Infrastructure Division from August 2020 to May 2021.
Diane had previously spent 7 years in Treasury’s Markets Group with various responsibilities predominantly relating to financial markets and corporate regulation. Prior to joining the public service, Diane held senior roles in the private sector and in the corporate regulator, the Australian Securities, and Investment Commission. She commenced her career as an economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia and has practiced law at a national law firm in Sydney.
Diane holds Bachelor of Economics (Honours) and Law (Honours) from the University of Sydney and a Master of Economics (Honours) from the University of New South Wales.
Ms Victoria Anderson
Deputy Secretary, Small Business, Housing and Employment White Paper Group
Ms Victoria Anderson commenced as head of the Employment Taskforce in June 2022. She commenced as Deputy Secretary for Small Business, Housing and Employment White Paper Group in July 2023.
In this role Victoria was responsible for the government’s Jobs and Skills Summit in September 2022. She now leads the Taskforce as it develops the Employment White Paper, to be completed by the end of September 2023.
Prior to this role, Victoria was First Assistant Secretary, National Schools Reform, at the former Department of Education, Skills and Employment. In 2020-21 Victoria was First Assistant Secretary of the Intergenerational Report (IGR) and Population Division at Treasury, which also incorporated her role as inaugural Executive Director of the Centre for Population, established in 2019.
Victoria has previously held senior executive roles in the Treasury and the Department of Agriculture covering foreign investment, business conduct of multinationals, risk and corporate governance, drought policy, agricultural trade policy, biosecurity policy and industry assistance and adjustment.
Victoria has a Bachelor of Arts/Laws (Honours) from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University.