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Rebecca Skinner PSM

Former Associate Secretary Defence

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Rebecca is the former CEO of Services Australia with a broad background in Defence and national security. She served as the Associate Secretary Defence and as the Deputy Secretary for Strategic Policy and Intelligence. A long-term member of the Defence Committee she has led Defence strategic policy, capability and technology investment, ministerial engagement and driven transformed governance, human resource management and integrated service delivery in Defence.

She is a resilient people-focused leader experienced in operating under intense pressure through international and domestic crisis such as the Covid-19 pandemic, natural disasters and defence operations. Rebecca has worked at ASD, DIO and ASIO and spent time at the National Security Agency in Washington.

She was awarded a PSM in 2021 for outstanding public service in the areas of national security policy, intelligence, business transformation and service delivery.