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Chris Eccles, Director General, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, 17 August 2012


Chris Eccles addressed a private boardroom event for 20 senior business executives where he discussed - “Challenges and Opportunities facing NSW over the coming years”. This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Macquarie Bank and Stockland.

In April 2011 Chris was appointed Director General of NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC). The DPC provides policy support and advice to the Premier and coordinates and leads the delivery of the Government's commitments across the NSW public sector.

Chris joined the NSW DPC from the South Australian Department of Premier and Cabinet where he held the position of Chief Executive from February 2009 to March 2011.

In 2007 Chris was appointed Deputy Secretary, Sector Improvement Group and later Deputy Secretary, National Reform and Climate Change Group for the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Prior to joining Victoria’s DPC in 2007, Chris worked in a variety of government and private sector senior management positions. He has held leadership roles with the ACT Chief Minister’s Department and with the Australian National Training Authority. As an Associate Director with KPMG, Chris headed the national education consulting practice. He subsequently became a foundation Director of the consulting firm, Phillips KPA, which works across all education and training sectors.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the Australian National University.

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