Martin Bowles

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Martin Bowles
PSM
Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship
In office
March 2012 – 18 September 2013
Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection
In office
18 September 2013 – 13 October 2014
Secretary of the Department of Health
Incumbent
Assumed office
13 October 2014
Personal details
Born Martin Gerard Bowles
Nationality Australian
Alma mater Capricornia Institute of Advanced Education
Griffith University
Occupation Public servant

Martin Gerard Bowles PSM is a senior Australian public servant. He is currently Secretary of the Department of Health, a position to which he was appointed in 2014.

Education[edit]

Bowles has a Bachelor of Business from the Capricornia Institute of Advanced Education and a Graduate Certificate of Public Sector Management from Griffith University.[1] He is also a Fellow of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants.[1]

Career[edit]

Bowles has held various senior corporate services and general management positions across Queensland and New South Wales.[2] He worked in Health across a number of Area Health Services including his appointment in June 2002 as the Chief Executive Officer of Wentworth Area Health Services.

In 2006, Bowles joined the ranks of the Australian Public Service, Australia's federal civil service, when he was appointed as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Defence.[3]

Following his time at Defence, Bowles was appointed as Deputy Secretary of the Energy, Safety and Corporate Group at the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, where he had executive oversight of the Corporate Support Division, the Energy and Safety Programs Division and the Renewable and Energy and Efficiency Division.

At the end of 2012, Prime Minister Julia Gillard appointed Bowles Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship after he had acted in the position since March 2012.[4] Bowles stayed in the role of immigration head as the department transitioned to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Bowles transferred to head the Department of Health in October 2014.[5]

Awards[edit]

Bowles was awarded the Public Service Medal in January 2012 "for outstanding public service in delivering highly the Home Insulation and Green Loans programs."[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Martin Bowles PSM, Secretary, Department of Immigration and Border Protection, 2013, archived from the original on 10 November 2013 
  2. ^ Annual report 2010-11, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, 2011, archived from the original on 29 February 2012 
  3. ^ Martin Bowles PSM, Secretary, Department of Immigration and Border Protection, 2013, archived from the original on 22 January 2014 
  4. ^ Gillard, Julia (28 September 2012). "Appointment of Secretaries" (Press release). Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Owens, Jared (3 September 2014). "Immigration secretary Martin Bowles to head health department". The Australian (News Ltd). 
  6. ^ "Search Australian Honours: BOWLES, Martin Gerard", itsanhonour.gov.au (Australian Government), archived from the original on 13 December 2014 
Government offices
Preceded by
Andrew Metcalfe
Secretary of the
Department of Immigration and Citizenship

2012 – 2013
Succeeded by
Himself
as Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Preceded by
Himself
as Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship
Secretary of the
Department of Immigration and Border Protection

2013 – 2014
Succeeded by
Mike Pezzullo
Preceded by
Jane Halton
Secretary of the
Department of Health

2014–
Incumbent