The Commissioner

Graeme Head

The Public Service Commissioner is an independent office holder. 

Mr Graeme Head was appointed as the inaugural NSW Public Service Commissioner in October 2011.

Prior to his appointment, Graeme had most recently served as Deputy Secretary with the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and as Chief Executive of the Health Reform Transition Office in 2010-11.

Prior to joining the Commonwealth Government, Graeme had around 30 years experience in a variety of public sector roles in New South Wales, with more than 18 years in executive roles.  He was Director General of the former Department of Services, Technology & Administration (now the Department of Finance and Services) and Deputy Director General with the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC).   Before that he had spent 17 years in a range of senior roles in the environment portfolio and 11 years in the health system.