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The Premier appointed the following Public Service Commission Advisory Board members:

  • Professor Peter Shergold AC
  • Sandra McPhee AM (Chair)
  • Vince Graham
  • Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz
  • Jordan O'Reilly
  • Tim Reardon (Secretary, Department of Premier and Cabinet)
  • Michael Pratt (Secretary, The Treasury)
  • Kathrina Lo (NSW Public Service Commissioner)

Biographies of the external members of the Advisory Board are as follows:

Mr Peter Shergold AC is Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney. For two decades he was a senior public servant in the Australian Public Service, serving from 2003-2008 as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Peter is NSW Coordinator General of Refugee Resettlement; Chair of Opal Aged Care and Joblife; and Chair of AMP Foundation and the Centre for Social Impact.

Ms Sandra McPhee AM (Chair) has extensive experience as a non-executive director and senior executive in a range of major public, Commonwealth and State government, and not-for-profit organisations including utilities, energy, health, retail, tourism and aviation.

Sandra is a Non-Executive Director of Kathmandu Holdings and St Vincent’s Health Australia. She is a member of the Advisory Council of JP Morgan, Chief Executive Women and Women Corporate Directors, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

In 2003, she was awarded the Centenary Medal for her contribution to the community through business leadership. In 2013, she was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to business and the community through leadership and advisory roles.

In 2015, Sandra authored the Commonwealth Public Service Commission Workforce Planning Strategy Report, “Unlocking Potential”.

In 2019, she chaired the Australian Government, Expert Advisory Panel review of Employment Services. The resultant report, “I Want to Work’ was accepted by Government in March 2019 and recommendations are being prepared for implementation.

Mr Vince Graham AM is a Director of the Australian Rail Track Corporation Board and the Western Sydney Airport Corporation. He retired as CEO of Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy in December 2015, having led the NSW Government’s electricity network reform program since July 2012. Vince was first appointed to a chief executive role in September 1986 as Managing Director of the Grain Handling Authority. He spent 10 years as Managing Director of the National Rail Corporation, five years as Chief Executive of RailCorp and four years as CEO of Endeavour Energy. His leadership career has been in State and Commonwealth owned corporations; where his role was to lead strategic reform to improve the safety, customer service and efficiency of capital and operating programs. In June 2017, Mr Graham was honoured with a Member of the Order of Australia, for his significant contribution to the rail and electricity sectors.

Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz was appointed CEO & Managing Director of Mirvac in August 2012 and an Executive Director in November 2012.

Prior to this appointment, Susan was Managing Director at LaSalle Investment Management. Susan has also held senior executive positions at MGPA, Macquarie Group and Lend Lease Corporation, working in Australia, the US and Europe.

Susan is the immediate Past President of the Property Council of Australia, Chair of the Green Building Council of Australia, President of Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) Australasian Council and a member of the INSEAD Global Board.

Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Sydney and an MBA (Distinction) from INSEAD in France.

Mr Jordan O’Reilly is the CEO and co-founder of Hireup; an online platform connecting Australians with disability with support workers who fit their needs and share their interests. With over six years’ experience in establishing and growing both not-for-profit and for-profit disability service providers, Jordan has spent much of his adult life working in the Australian disability sector. He was awarded the NSW Young Carer of the Year Award in 2011, the Rotary Community Service Award in 2012 and the Sydney University Faculty of Health Science Leadership award in 2013. Jordan has also been awarded the Foundation for Young Australians Changemaker of the Year Award 2014, a Myer Foundation Innovation Fellowship in 2015, Sydney University’s Young Alumni Achievement Award 2015, NSW State Finalist, Young Australian of the Year Award 2015 and more recently, he’s also been recognised as EY’s 2018 Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year