Movements at DPC
The Department of Premier and Cabinet has hired two new Executive Directors in its latest string of high-level appointments.
As InDaily reported last week, long-time Westpac Group manager Mike Diakomichalis has been brought on as the Department’s new Executive Director of Customer Experience.
Diakomichalis spent more than 21 years with Westpac Group in various high-level manager roles after joining the bank in 1998. A Masters in Business Administration graduate, his most recent role was Director and Business Manager to the CEO of BankSA.
Touted as an experienced customer engagement strategist, his new role with the Premier’s Department involves leading a whole of government customer experience program in a bid to “[make] it easier to do business with government”.
The DPC also appointed Brenton Caffin as Executive Director of Strategy and Policy.
Caffin joins the DPC after a year and a half as Executive Director of learning collective States of Change – an Australian not-for-profit launched by UK foundation Nesta, where he was also an Executive Director from 2017 to 2020.
He is also the former CEO of the Australian Centre for Social Innovation, a Senior Adviser at Allen Consulting Group and a Policy Officer with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Caffin’s latest executive role with the South Australian Government will see him responsible for “driving comprehensive economic, population and technology strategy and policy, and overseeing a rigorous program management function”.
The DPC has also shifted Alison Lloydd-Wright to the position of Executive Director, Cabinet Office.
A long-time senior bureaucrat, Lloydd-Wright has been an Executive Director at the DPC since May 2019 – most recently responsible for strategic policy.
Her new role puts her in charge of cabinet, social, and economic policy advice within the Department.