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Appoint a Chief Executive of the new department who has strong leadership skills and recognised credibility in child protection work, and who has a direct line of ministerial responsibility.

Response to recommendation: 

The South Australian Government accepted this interim recommendation on 21 June 2016.

After an international search, Cathy Taylor was announced as the new chief executive of the stand-alone Department for Child Protection on 14 September 2016.

Ms Taylor commenced as chief executive on 31 October 2016. For more information about Ms Taylor visit https://www.childprotection.sa.gov.au/department/chief-executive-child-protection

Lead agency: 
Department for Child Protection (DCP)

Accepted - Completed

Reform theme: 
System enablers (agency reform)