Reflections on learning, life and career in public service

In this episode, we interview Noelene Duff, an experienced senior leader in both State and Local government management, about her reflection on public service, her professional career and her advice to young public servants.

About our guest speaker

Noelene Duff retired in 2019 after a career spanning almost 40 years most of which were spent in local government.  Her professional life started in 1981 when she commenced work as a Community Outreach Worker with the City of Collingwood. Rising through the ranks of local government she was appointed to the role of CEO of Whitehorse City Council in August 2000 a position she held for 19 years.

She was also appointed by different State Government ministers to a range of positions including being appointed an independent director to the Box Hill TAFE Institute, the Committee on Gender Equity and the Reference Group on Rate Capping. In the Australia Day Honors of 2020, Noelene was awarded a Public Service Medal for her work over a long period of time. 

Noelene is currently the Interim Administrator for the City of Casey after the council was sacked the Andrews Government in Victoria.

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