Ms Pip Spence PSM
Deputy Secretary, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
Ms Pip Spence PSM is currently acting Deputy Secretary, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development where her responsibilities include the Office of Transport Security, Aviation and Airports, Local Government and Territories and the Western Sydney Airport project.
Prior to returning to the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development in December 2015, Pip had a number of senior leadership roles in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, including running the Cabinet Division and the Ministerial Support Division. She was also closely involved in the establishment of the National Broadband Network in the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, and was awarded a Public Service Medal for her contribution to the telecommunications regulations reform associated with the implementation of the NBN. She commenced her career in the then Department of Transport and Communications, where she worked in a number of aviation-related areas, including as adviser to the then Minister for Transport. She has significant policy and regulatory experience.
Pip has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Tasmania and a Graduate Diploma in Economics from the Australian National University.