About the Secretary of the Department of Jobs and Small Business.

Kerri Hartland

Ms Kerri Hartland

Ms Kerri Hartland, joined the Department of Jobs and Small Business (formerly Employment) in September 2017. Directly prior to this role, Kerri was the Deputy Secretary Business Enabling Services at the Department of Finance.

Kerri brings extensive experience at senior levels having worked in eight different Commonwealth departments and agencies. This includes as: Deputy Director-General of ASIO; Deputy Secretary of the Department of Human Services, where she led amongst other things Service Delivery Reform; and Chief Information Officer of the then Department of Industry, Science and Resources.

Kerri started life as a journalist and also spent a year working in the Canadian public service.