Mary Ann O’Loughlin is Deputy Secretary, Social Policy Group, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet. As part of her position, she has responsibility for advising on Justice, Health, Family & Community Services & Education. She joined the NSW Government from KPMG, where she was an Executive Director in Management Consulting. Previously, she held a number of senior executive positions in the Commonwealth Public Service and was Senior Adviser (Social Policy) to Prime Minister Paul Keating. Mary Ann is a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia. In 2013 she was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to public administration and social policy.