The Future of Jobs, Exponential Leadership and Building Great Teams (2:50pm, Tuesday November 14th)
Secretary of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR)
Richard Bolt is currently the Secretary of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR), where he leads more than 5,000 staff based in metropolitan Melbourne, regional Victoria and internationally. Richard supports and advises eight government ministers across five portfolio groups – transport; economic development, employment and innovation; agriculture and resources; and creative industries.
Prior to joining DEDJTR, Richard was Secretary of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) (2011-14), and Secretary of the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) (2006-11).
Richard has previously served on national committees advising ministerial councils on education and energy, including the Advisory Board to the Australian Centre for Renewable Energy. He was deputy chair of the state-territory National Emissions Trading Taskforce and has served as a director of Schools Connect Australia.
Richard holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the South Australian Institute of Technology (now the University of South Australia), a master’s degree in public policy and management from Monash University, and a Graduate Diploma in Company Directorship.