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Deputy Director-General Policy, Performance and Planning

Annette Whitehead

Annette Whitehead is responsible for driving a strategic approach to the portfolio’s policy development across early childhood, schooling, training and employment, and Indigenous education at a whole-of-government and national level.​

​​​​The division also oversights the management of grants for non-state education and grant programs for the non-school organisation sector, the delivery of services through Home Education and the Australian Music Examination Board and supports several portfolio statutory bodies. The division provides professional registration services to the independent Non-State School Accreditation Board (NSSAB) and providers of courses to international students.

The division also coordinates major internal and external research and evaluations and leads the development of the portfolio's legislative instruments, performance monitoring and reporting functions, and governance, risk and planning activity.

Annette has held strategic leadership positions in diverse portfolios including ageing, disability, child care and the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. She has extensive experience in developing and driving social policy initiatives, planning, program development and legislative reform in the public sector, non-government and private sectors.

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Office address

Street Address

Education House, 30 Mary Street
Brisbane, QLD, 4000

Postal address

Postal Address

PO Box 15033
City East, QLD, 4002
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Last updated
01 June 2018