Cultural Shift 2017 | Peter Shergold
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Professor Peter Shergold AC

Professor Peter Shergold AC is Chancellor of Western Sydney University.

He was appointed as the NSW Coordinator General of Refugee Resettlement in September 2015 by Premier Baird and in that role has been responsible for ensuring NSW is prepared for the additional intake of refugees from the Syrian and Iraqi humanitarian crisis.

Professor Peter Shergold AC has a distinguished academic and public service career that spans over three decades.

As the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet from 2003-2008, Professor Shergold was the nation’s most senior public servant. In two decades as a senior public servant he served four Prime Ministers and eight Ministers in both Labor and Coalition governments. During this time, he established the Office of Multicultural Affairs, headed the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC), and was Public Service Commissioner.

He was Secretary of several government departments, including the Department of Education, Science and Training, and the Department of Employment, Workforce Relations and Small Business.