Ian Campbell (public servant)

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Ian Campbell
AOPSM
Secretary of the Department of Veterans' Affairs
In office
22 September 2008 – 5 July 2013
Personal details
Born Robert Ian Campbell
Nationality Australia Australian
Alma mater University of New South Wales
Occupation Public servant

Robert Ian "Ian" Campbell AOPSM is a former senior Australian public servant and policymaker.

Life and career[edit]

Ian Campbell joined the Australian Public Service in 1972.[1] He worked in various departments and agencies, including the Department of the Treasury and the Australian Electoral Commission, where he was the Australian Electoral Commissioner between 2005 and 2008.[1]

Campbell was appointed Secretary of the Department of Veterans' Affairs in September 2008.[1]

Campbell retired from his Secretary position and the public service in 2013, due to his ill health.[2][3]

Awards[edit]

Campbell was awarded the Public Service Medal for outstanding public service in the administration of electoral processes in Australia and in the development and implementation of improved entitlements for Australia's veteran community, in January 2008.[4] He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in January 2014 for distinguished service to public administration through innovative policy development, reform and administration at the national level, particularly the provision of services for veterans and their families.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mr Ian Campbell PSM: Secretary, Department of Veterans' Affairs, archived from the original on 5 June 2009 
  2. ^ Peake, Ross (6 April 2013). "Head of Veterans Affairs to retire". The Canberra Times (Fairfax Media). Archived from the original on 2 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Simon Lewis to become veterans dept head". The Australian. AAP. 7 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Search Australian Honours: CAMPBELL, Robert Ian, Australian Government, archived from the original on 2 April 2014 
  5. ^ Search Australian Honours: CAMPBELL, Robert Ian, Australian Government, archived from the original on 2 April 2014 
Government offices
Preceded by
Mark Sullivan
Secretary of the Department of Veterans' Affairs
2008 – 2013
Succeeded by
Simon Lewis