EP#7: Small is Beautiful – with Rebecca Cross and Katy Haire

Bushfires, a hailstorm and a global pandemic. And it’s not even June. The people of Canberra have experienced significant challenge over the past few months, and we’re pleased to report that ACT Government have been keeping the show on the road.

In this week’s episode David Pembroke sits down in #studio19 with ACT Coordinator General for the COVID-19, Rebecca Cross and Director General at ACT Education Directorate, Katy Haire.

Rebecca Cross was appointed as the ACT Coordinator General for the COVID-19 Response from her position as Director-General of Community Services Directorate.

Prior to working in the ACT Government Rebecca was a Deputy Secretary at the Department of Human Services, worked as the Head of Government, Policy and Regulatory Affairs at BUPA and has been head of Domestic Policy at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Katy Haire is the Director General at ACT Education Directorate. She was Formerly Deputy Secretary at the Victorian Department of Education and Training and the Department of Human Services. She has also held the position of Executive Director at the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet was a former board member at IPAA Victoria.

Discussed in this episode:

  • The link between public service and business
  • The pace of change
  • The ACT government’s priorities during the pandemic
  • Working as one government
  • Communicating on a whole of government, whole of community level
  • Remote learning in the ACT