Rhys Edwards is the Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet in the Tasmanian government, a position he was appointed to in June 2008.
A biographical note announcing his appointment stated that Edwards had "held a number of senior positions in the Tasmanian Government over the past 10 years. These include Acting Secretary of the Department of Economic Development, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Economic Development, economic adviser to Premier Jim Bacon and senior adviser to Paul Lennon. Prior to joining the Tasmanian public service, Rhys worked as a university researcher, Australian Department of Treasury Cadet and real tennis professional."
He has also been a director of the Tasmanian Development Board.
- Fellow of the London-based 21st Century Trust
- member of the Economics Society of Australia
- member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
- Associate Fellow of the Australian College of Health Care Executives
- member of the University of Tasmania Council from January, 2007.
Articles and Resources
- David Bartlett, "Premier Announces New DPAC Secretary", Media Release, June 2, 2008.
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- "Top public servant moves on", ABC News, June 2, 2008.
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- "Servants, red tape and ridicule", The Mercury, June 03, 2008.
- Michael Stedman, "Premier to end political appointments", The Mercury, June 05, 2008.
- Peg Putt, Bartlett Hypocrisy on Merits-Based Appointments: No Process Whatsoever for DPAC Head", Media Release, June 5, 2008.
- "Bartlett promises merit-based appointments", ABC News, June 5, 2008.
- David Killick, "Bartlett defends job choice", The Mercury, June 06, 2008.
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