P E T E R B R O A D H E A D
Acting Group Manager Disability, Employment and Carers Group
Peter Broadhead has been leading policy advice development for the future DES programme in his substantive position as Manager of the Disability Employment Services Branch in the Department of Social Services. He is currently acting as the Group Manager, Disability Employment and Carers.
Peter first came to DES as the manager of the DES Policy and Performance Branch in late August 2015. His responsibilities were extended in February 2016, with the addition of eligibility and assessment, employer engagement and participant services.
From April 2016, the DES branch also took on responsibility for building on the work of the former Disability Employment Taskforce, to provide advice to government on options for DES beyond the expiry of the current arrangements in March 2018, and any related initiatives to address increased employment opportunities for people with disability in the open labour market.
Peter has three decades of experience working in departments of health and social policy in two states and the Commonwealth, the last 25 years of which have been at senior executive levels.