Roger Wilkins (public servant)

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Roger Wilkins

Roger Bruce Wilkins, AO .jpg
Wilkins in London, 2011
Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department
In office
1 September 2008 – 31 August 2014
Personal details
Born
Roger Bruce Wilkins
NationalityAustralia Australian
Alma materUniversity of Sydney
OccupationPublic servant

Roger Bruce Wilkins AO is a former senior Australian public servant. He was Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department between September 2008 and August 2014.

Life and career[edit]

Roger Wilkins was born in the early 1950s.[1]

Between 1992 and 2006, Wilkins was Director-General of the New South Wales Cabinet Office.[2] In that role, he led reform in administration, law and corporatization, as well as microeconomic reform.[3] Between 2001 and 2006, he was also simultaneously Director-General of the New South Wales Ministry of the Arts.[4]

Between 2006 and 2008, Wilkins was head of Australia and New Zealand government relations for the global financial services company Citigroup,[5][6] leading the organisation's climate change program in the role.[7]

In 2008, Wilkins was appointed Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department.[2]

Wilkins was appointed President of the Financial Action Task Force in July 2014, while still head of the Attorney-General's Department.[8]

Wilkins retired from the Australian Public Service in August 2014,[9] but remained in his role as president of the Financial Action Task Force.[10]

Awards[edit]

Wilkins was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in June 2007 for service to public administration in New South Wales, particularly as a contributor to a range of new policy initiatives, and to arts administration.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomson, Phillip (1 September 2014). "Retired public servant Roger Wilkins urges colleagues to loosen up". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b Rudd, Kevin (31 July 2008). "Appointment of Departmental Secretary" (Press release). Archived from the original on 10 November 2013.
  3. ^ Biographical details - Roger Wilkins AO, Attorney-General's Department, archived from the original on 12 February 2014
  4. ^ Bajkowski, Julian (15 August 2014). "Federal Attorney General's Department head to leave". Government News. The Intermedia Group. Archived from the original on 31 January 2015.
  5. ^ Salusinszky, Imre (8 August 2008). "A-G's new mandarin Roger Wilkins a safe pair of hands". The Australian. News Ltd.
  6. ^ Roger Wilkins, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 24 May 2009, archived from the original on 31 January 2015
  7. ^ Donaldson, David (18 August 2014). "Wilkins out at A-G's, sixth secretary gone under Abbott". Archived from the original on 31 January 2015.
  8. ^ Keenan, Michael (8 July 2014). "Australia takes over Financial Action Task Force presidency" (Press release). Australian Government. Archived from the original on 31 January 2015.
  9. ^ Thomson, Phillip (15 August 2014). "Attorney-General's Department boss Roger Wilkins to depart". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 17 August 2014.
  10. ^ Interview with Roger Wilkins, President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF):"We need to focus on concrete things that we can achieve together", Counter-Terrorism Committee, 18 December 2014, archived from the original on 31 January 2015
  11. ^ "Search Australian Honours: WILKINS, Roger Bruce", itsanhonour.gov.au, Australian Government, archived from the original on 3 September 2014
Government offices
Preceded by
Robert Cornall
Secretary of the Attorney-General's Department
2008 – 2014
Succeeded by
Chris Moraitis