The Secretary is directly responsible for management of the Department.
Richard joined the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development as Secretary in August 2011.
As Secretary, Richard leads the department in building a system that supports children, students and adults to form the skills and capabilities that make lifelong learning and genuine social and economic participation a reality.
Prior to joining the Department, Richard was Secretary of Victoria’s Department of Primary Industries.
Richard holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the South Australian Institute of Technology (now the University of South Australia) and a Master's degree in Public Policy and Management from Monash University.
The seven Deputy Secretaries are directly responsible for each Group within our departmental structure. For more information, see: Deputy Secretaries