John Enfield

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John Enfield
AO
Secretary of the Department of Territories and Local Government
In office
24 May 1983 – 13 December 1984
=Secretary of the Department of Territories
In office
13 December 1984 – 24 July 1987
Personal details
Born 1934
John David Enfield
Died 1992
Nationality Australia Australian
Spouse(s) Margaret
Children Samantha, Matthew and Nicholas
Alma mater University of Sydney
Occupation Public servant

John David Enfield AO (1934 – 1992) was a senior Australian Public Service official and administrator.

Life and career[edit]

John Enfield was born in 1934.[1] He studied engineering at the University of Sydney.[2]

Enfield joined the Department of Defence in 1962, working in the department's systems analysis branch on weapons effectiveness and acquisitions.[2] He moved to the Department of the Treasury in 1972 to head the Transport and Communications Branch, including as part of the Second Sydney Airport Committee.[2]

He later moved to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, into a role as a Deputy Secretary until 1983.[3]

Whilst Secretary of the Department of Territories and Local Government,[4] and later the Department of Territories,[5] Enfield established the financial path for the Australian Capital Territory to self-government.[2]

Enfield died of cancer on 11 August 1992,[2] his funeral was held at Old Parliament House in Canberra.[6]

Awards and honours[edit]

Enfield was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in June 1991 in recognition of his services to public administration.[7]

In 2009, a street in the Canberra suburb of Casey was named Enfield Street in John Enfield's honour.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Enfield Street, ACT Government Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate, archived from the original on 27 February 2014 
  2. ^ a b c d e Waterford, Jack (12 August 1992). "Loyal, genial administrator". The Canberra Times. p. 20. 
  3. ^ Hawke, Robert (24 May 1983). "Unknown" (Press release). Archived from the original on 17 April 2014. 
  4. ^ CA 3499: Department of Territories and Local Government, Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 17 April 2014 
  5. ^ CA 4135: Department of Territories [II], Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 17 April 2014 
  6. ^ "Tributes paid to John Enfield". The Canberra Times. 15 August 1992. p. 20. 
  7. ^ Search Australian Honours: ENFIELD, John David, Australian Government, archived from the original on 17 April 2014 
Government offices
Preceded by
Tony Blunn
Secretary of the Department of Territories and Local Government
1983 – 1984
Succeeded by
Himself
as Secretary of the Department of Territories
Succeeded by
Kenneth Norman Jones
as Secretary of the Department of Local Government and Administrative Services
Preceded by
Himself
as Secretary of the Department of Territories and Local Government
Secretary of the Department of Territories
1984 – 1987
Succeeded by
Tony Blunn
as Secretary of the Department of the Arts, Sport, the Environment, Tourism and Territories
Preceded by
Peter Wilenski
Public Service Commissioner
1987 – 1990
Succeeded by
Dennis Ives