Julia Pickworth
Deputy Secretary

Julia is Deputy Secretary of our Industry and Commercialisation Group. Before this role, she was First Assistant Secretary of the Domestic Aviation and Reform Division in the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts. She brings experience from across several Australian Government departments, including Prime Minister and Cabinet, Regional Australia, Human Services and Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Her roles have spanned research, programs, policy, governance, Cabinet, and ministerial and parliamentary support.

Julia is a leader known for bringing policy, program and stakeholder expertise together to lead complex work in a collaborative way. She has demonstrated this across Australian Government infrastructure investments, in regional policy and programs, working with states and territories on the Northern Australia White Paper, and in leading several incoming government briefs as well as ministerial transitions.

Julia holds a Bachelor of Economics (Social Sciences) from the University of Sydney and a Masters in Environmental Science (Human Geography) from the Australian National University.