By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
At a time when Australian state and Federal governments are tackling the biggest public sector reform agenda facing the country for more than a decade, professional services firm Deloitte has announced the appointment of two new public sector specialists.
Fran Thorn, joins Deloitte with over a decade’s experience as Secretary or deputy secretary in the Victorian Government. Fran recently spent five years leading the separation and reform of the Departments of Human Services and Health in Victoria.
Joining Fran in Deloitte’s public sector team is David George who has over 25 years’ experience as an intelligence and national security professional. David was instrumental in establishing Australia’s geospatial intelligence capability and, over the past ten years, has led capability reviews and organisational transformations within national intelligence agencies, the Australian Federal Police and the Australian Customs & Border Protection Service.
Deloitte Public Sector leader, Andrew Johnstone-Burt said, “Along with other OECD governments around the world, Australia finds itself pressed between an increasingly connected and demanding citizen, and a decline in revenues for public service delivery.”
“Deloitte is responding to the increased pressure on government to reduce costs of operation and service delivery, while continuing to innovate and adopt new modes of operation, by appointing two public sector specialists, both of whom are used to dealing with a level of complexity that goes far beyond that of most private sector organizations.”