Catherine Grummer

Assistant Commissioner, Capability and Leadership Strategy Division


NSW Public Service Commission

Catherine is the Assistant Commissioner, Capability and Leadership Strategy Division and was Acting Commissioner from January to May 2018. Catherine has extensive experience with large scale transformation initiatives within the private sector. She began her career with global consulting firms, where her work focused on partnering with clients to design workforce programs in order to achieve business outcomes and improve the effectiveness of their HR function. Catherine also previously held senior HR leadership roles at a global manufacturer and a North American food distributor, where she led programs across a variety of HR disciplines. 

In her current role, Catherine leads a diverse team responsible for developing and implementing a broad range of contemporary sector-wide workforce strategies and programs, from recruitment, performance management, capability development, talent management to strategic workforce planning that will enhance workforce productivity, improve the quality and efficiency of services to the people of NSW and increase the sector’s appeal as an employer of choice. This role is also responsible for the delivery of sector wide workforce programs, including the NSW Leadership Academy, initiatives to increase the diversity of the NSW workforce and the NSW Graduate programs.


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