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Gill Savage

Deputy Director - Professional Development

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Strategy Development, Transformation, User Centred Design, Organisation Capability and Frameworks, Leader Development, Workforce Capability


Gillian Savage is the Deputy Director of Professional Development and has extensive experience in business and people strategy, organisational capability and digital transformation. Gill has developed and implemented major transformation programs across government which transformed services, and enhanced leadership and people capability.

With over 25 years’ experience Gill has worked in senior executive service roles in the Australian Public Service developing and implementing major programs of change as well as in management consulting in the areas of business transformation, workforce capability, and ICT and cyber strategy.

Gill’s diverse career spans the national security, border protection, defence and wider government environments developing strategy, enhancing people capability and developing leadership programs, driving digital transformation, managing secure ICT infrastructure and implementing biometrics for border control.

She has a strong interest in gendered and family violence and the relationship with extremism and disenfranchised sectors of the community. Gill is a UN Women Empowerment Champion and has held the roles of Disability Champion, Indigenous Champion and Defence Reserves Champion.

Gill is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Executive Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government, and holds a Master of Business Administration in International Business.