Helen Silver

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Helen Silver is Chief General Manager of the Workers Compensation Division at Allianz Australia.[1] She was Secretary of the Victorian Government Department of Premier and Cabinet between 2008 and 2013.[2][3]

Before her role at Premier and Cabinet, she worked as manager of government business at the National Australia Bank (NAB), and prior to that had been Deputy Secretary in the Department of Premier and Cabinet. Premier John Brumby's choice to appoint somebody from outside the public service surprised many and, according to some, risked upsetting senior public servants.[2]

Silver was born in Melbourne and studied at Monash University where in 1980 she obtained a Bachelor of Economics (with first class honours) and in 1988 a Master of Economics.[4]


  1. ^ Women in leadership at Allianz: Interview with Helen Silver, Allianz, 27 August 2014, archived from the original on 7 December 2014 
  2. ^ a b "Outsider scores plum state public service job". The Age. Fairfax Media. 8 March 2008. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Mickelburough, Peter (27 March 2013). "Top public servant Helen Silver steps down after five years as Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet". Herald Sun. News Ltd. 
  4. ^ Ms Helen Silver, Monash University, archived from the original on 23 March 2014