Russell Higgins

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Russell Higgins

Secretary of the Department of Industry, Science and Tourism
In office
27 January 1997 – 21 October 1998
Secretary of the Department of Industry, Science and Resources
In office
21 October 1998 – 26 November 2001
Personal details
Born
Russell Allan Higgins
NationalityAustralia Australian
OccupationPublic servant

Russell Allan Higgins AO is a former senior Australian public servant and policymaker.

Life and career[edit]

Higgins was appointed Secretary of the Department of Industry, Science and Tourism on 27 January 1997.[1] After the department was abolished in 1998, Higgins was appointed Secretary of the new Department of Industry, Science and Resources.[2]

In 2006, Higgins was appointed to the Prime Ministerial Task Group on Emissions Trading.[3]

Higgins was appointed Chair of the Board of the Global CCS Institute in June 2009.[4]

In June 2013, Higgins was appointed to the board of Leighton Holdings.[5] He resigned from the board in May 2014.[6]

Awards[edit]

In 2001, Higgins was awarded the Centenary Medal in recognition of his outstanding service to government.[7]

Higgins was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in January 2006 for service to the community through the development and implementation of a broad range of government policies including financial management and accountability, microeconomic reform, and science and innovation strategies.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CA 8247: Department of Industry, Science and Tourism, Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 23 April 2014 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ CA 8617: Department of Industry, Science and Resources, Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 23 April 2014 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Howard, John (10 December 2006). "Prime Ministerial Task Group on Emissions Trading" (Press release). Archived from the original on 15 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Russell Higgins AO Board Chair, Global CCS Institute, archived from the original on 27 February 2014 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "RE: Correction to the biography of Mr Russell Higgins AO" (PDF) (Press release). Leighton Holdings. 18 June 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 August 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Wiggins, Jenny (14 March 2014). "Leighton investors angry over $24m in golden handshakes". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 11 May 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Search Australian Honours: HIGGINS, Russell Allan", itsanhonour.gov.au, Australian Government, archived from the original on 23 April 2014 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Search Australian Honours: HIGGINS, Russell Allan", itsanhonour.gov.au, Australian Government, archived from the original on 23 April 2014 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Government offices
Preceded by
Greg Taylor
Secretary of the Department of Industry, Science and Tourism
1997 – 1998
Succeeded by
Himself
as Secretary of the Department of Industry, Science and Resources
Preceded by
Himself
as Secretary of the Department of Industry, Science and Tourism
Secretary of the Department of Industry, Science and Resources
1998 – 2001
Succeeded by
Mark Paterson
as Secretary of the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources