|Secretary of the Department of Territories and Local Government|
24 May 1983 – 13 December 1984
|=Secretary of the Department of Territories|
13 December 1984 – 24 July 1987
John David Enfield
|Children||Samantha, Matthew and Nicholas|
|Alma mater||University of Sydney|
Life and career
Enfield joined the Department of Defence in 1962, working in the department's systems analysis branch on weapons effectiveness and acquisitions. 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.
Whilst Secretary of the Department of Territories and Local Government, and later the Department of Territories, Enfield established the financial path for the Australian Capital Territory to self-government.
Awards and honours
Enfield was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in June 1991 in recognition of his services to public administration.
- Enfield Street, ACT Government Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate, archived from the original on 27 February 2014
- Waterford, Jack (12 August 1992). "Loyal, genial administrator". The Canberra Times. p. 20.
- Hawke, Robert (24 May 1983). "Unknown" (Press release). Archived from the original on 17 April 2014.
- CA 3499: Department of Territories and Local Government, Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 17 April 2014
- CA 4135: Department of Territories [II], Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 17 April 2014
- "Tributes paid to John Enfield". The Canberra Times. 15 August 1992. p. 20.
- Search Australian Honours: ENFIELD, John David, Australian Government, archived from the original on 17 April 2014
|Secretary of the Department of Territories and Local Government
1983 – 1984
as Secretary of the Department of Territories
Kenneth Norman Jones
as Secretary of the Department of Local Government and Administrative Services
as Secretary of the Department of Territories and Local Government
|Secretary of the Department of Territories
1984 – 1987
as Secretary of the Department of the Arts, Sport, the Environment, Tourism and Territories
|Public Service Commissioner
1987 – 1990
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