Amanda Pickrell is the Deputy Director General, Intergovernmental Relations and Strategic Priorities, Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC). As the Deputy Director General, Amanda is responsible for leading engagement with the Australian and other State and Territory governments, state security and emergency management policy, and responding to current or emerging policy issues, including the Government’s enduring response to Covid-19.
Amanda’s experience spans both federal and state public sectors, with experience covering environment, education, international relations, innovation and economic development.
Prior to the current role at DPC, Amanda worked for the Victorian Government, where she provided cross-government leadership on the review and reset of Victoria’s hotel quarantine operations. Prior to this important work, Amanda had executive responsibility for environment, resources and energy matters in the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet and led the International Education Division in the Victorian Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions for a number of years. Before joining the Victorian public sector, Amanda worked in Canberra for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, including in the areas of national security and cyber policy, and for the departments of regional development and defence.
Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science/Asian Studies) and a Master of International Affairs.