Stephanie Foster

Board Member

Stephanie FosterStephanie has been a member of the National Australia Day Council (NADC) Board since December 2017, when she commenced in the role of Deputy Secretary Governance at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. This followed four years as Deputy Australian Public Service Commissioner where she supported the Australian Public Service Commissioner in leading and shaping a unified, high performing Australian Public Service. Stephanie is a career public servant, having spent her first 23 years in Defence, both in Intelligence and International Policy. In 2008 she was promoted to Deputy Secretary and worked in the Departments of Infrastructure and Regional Australia before taking up the Deputy APS Commissioner role. With this background, Stephanie brings to the Board a deep understanding of government, strong strategic leadership skills, and the ability to drive cultural reform and build capability in organisations. In 2008, Stephanie was awarded a Public Service Medal (PSM) for policy support to the Australian Defence Force deployments overseas. Stephanie has also been awarded the French decoration of Officier de l'Ordre National du Mérite for her work to develop Defence relations between France and Australia. Stephanie has a tertiary qualification in Humanities from Monash University.