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Prime Minister Announcement of Departmental Secretary 15 March 2010

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Rudd, Kevin

Period of Service: 03/12/2007 to 24/06/2010

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Release Date: 15/03/2010

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 17130

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Drew Clarke PSM as Secretary of the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism.

Mr Clarke will replace Mr John Pierce who will be resigning as Secretary to take up the position of Chair of the Australian Energy Market Commission. I express my sincere thanks to Mr Pierce for his work in the Department and wish him well in his important new role.

Mr. Clarke will take up his appointment as Secretary on 17 April for a period of 5 years.

Mr Clarke is currently Deputy Secretary in the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism. He has had a distinguished public service career with extensive experience in the development and delivery of policy and programs in the fields of science, business and energy. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a Master of Science from the Ohio State University.

Mr Clarke's background and expertise equip him well to provide high level advice to government on the significant resources, energy and tourism sectors.

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