Renee Leon PSM

Secretary of the Department of Employment

Exponential Conversation:

Transformational Leadership and Mindsets for The Future of Work (2.45pm – 4.30pm , Tuesday November 8th)

Plus participation in Gala Dinner Disruptive Debate and HOT SPOT program


Renée Leon was appointed Secretary of the Department of Employment in September 2013 responsible for workplace relations policy and employment services.   Renée is an emerging thought leader on the future of work. She is guiding the Department to extend its research and long term strategic policy capability and prioritised the development of future focused strategies to help Australians embrace emerging opportunities in disruptive technology, new business models and entrepreneurialism.

Renée has been in the public sector for over 20 years. She has served as Deputy Secretary in the Attorney-General’s Department and in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Renée also spent three years as Chief Executive of the Act Department of Justice and Community Safety.

She was awarded a Public Service Medal in 2013 for outstanding public service to public administration and law in leadership roles in the Australian Capital Territory and the Commonwealth.