Creative Innovation 2019 (Ci2019)

Seckin Ungur

Exponential Conversation Plenary 3: Work 2.0 – Learning to Adapt

2 April 2019, 2:50 PM

Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Seckin Ungur is an Associate Partner in McKinsey Australia’s Public Sector practice. She is a co-author of Australia’s Automation Opportunity – an independent McKinsey research report in conjunction with the McKinsey Global Institute, on the public-sector implications of the Future of Work in Australia. Seckin is particularly passionate about strengthening the education to employment landscape in Australia, including through re-skilling. Seckin serves clients on delivering major government transformations, with a focus on improving citizen outcomes.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Seckin worked in the Australian public sector for over 15 years. She was Head of Strategy for Jobs for NSW, a dedicated job creation agency governed by a private sector Board. Seckin led the development of the Jobs for the Future Report, a 20 year whole of government plan to drive jobs growth and economic development in the State of NSW.

She previously also held senior leadership positions within the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, and the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Seckin holds an Executive Master of Public Administration from Sydney University and a Masters in Forensic Psychology from the University of NSW.

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