New Secretary begins at DVA

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Ms Alison Frame began her five-year appointment as DVA’s new Secretary on 23 January 2023. She has also become President of the Repatriation Commission and Chair of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission.

Ms Frame’s previous role was at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet where she was Deputy Secretary, Social Policy. She has been a senior public servant for both the Australian and New South Wales governments in a range of complex service delivery and policy roles. Ms Frame brings significant experience working with stakeholders and leading staff to deliver positive outcomes for the community.

The Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced the appointment on 15 December.

‘I congratulate Alison and look forward to working with her in this new capacity,’ Mr Albanese said.

Secretary Frame outlined her priorities to staff soon after arriving.

‘My immediate priorities are to deepen my understanding of the work of DVA with a particular focus on implementation of the recommendations of the Interim Report of the Royal Commission, and engaging with the veteran community,’ Ms Frame said.