The Department is managed by the Senior Executive Group (SEG), led by the Secretary.
Collectively, SEG has significant public and private sector management experience in the areas of economics, finance, people management and technology.
Grant Hehir is Secretary, Department of Treasury and Finance
Grant was the Secretary of the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) from 2003 before being appointed as Secretary, DTF in July 2006.
Prior to his DET appointment, Grant was Deputy Secretary, Strategic Economic and Social Policy, in the Department of Premier and Cabinet and Deputy Secretary of DTF’s Budget and Financial Management Division.
Melissa Skilbeck is Deputy Secretary, Budget and Finance
Melissa Skilbeck joins us after working as a Partner at Deloitte where she provided advice to regulators, policy makers, infrastructure businesses, community services and central government. Prior to this Melissa was a Director at the Allen Consulting Group for eight years, and from 1994 to 1999 she was an Assistant Director at DTF.
David Webster is Deputy Secretary, Commercial
David is responsible for the provision of high level and innovative commercial, financial and risk management advice to the Victorian Government including a focus on major infrastructure and the State’s balance sheet.
He has extensive international corporate and commercial senior management experience specialising in infrastructure and public private partnerships as an fund manager and equity investor, financial adviser and as lender.
Brendan Flynn is Deputy Secretary, Economic
Brendan joins us with extensive economic experience in both the public and private sectors, and was most recently the Senior Director for Corporate and Government Ratings for Standard & Poor's.
Prior to this Brendan spent time with ANZ Securities, joining them after a six year stint with the Commonwealth Treasury where his major responsibilities included preparing and researching forecasts of various sectors of the Australian economy.
Adam Todhunter is Deputy Secretary, Market Engagement and Corporate
Adam has experience in leading large technology and business reform projects at the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and prior to that at ANZ. Prior to this Adam held a number of senior roles in DTF including Executive Director, Corporate Services Centre.
The Corporate Services Centre provided a range of shared services to DTF and the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC). Adam brings to his role more than 25 years of experience in both the public and private sectors and has extensive experience in using technology to facilitate reform.
Laurinda Gardner is Deputy Secretary, Reform
Laurinda is leading a range of organisational change initiatives designed to improve the efficiency and productivity of the Department.
Laurinda joined DTF in 1998 with extensive experience in a number of local government senior management roles, including town planning, strategic planning and corporate services. As Deputy Secretary of various corporate service functions during her time at DTF, Laurinda has been responsible for driving strategies and delivering services that supported effective management of the Department.