Queen honors PS excellence on her birthday

by John J. Williams

The Queen has recognized public sector personnel at all levels and in all states and territories for their commitment and excellence in serving the people of Australia on the occasion of Her Majesty’s 2022 Birthday.

The Queen’s Awards for members of the Western Australian Public Sector are presented by order of Australia and announced on Her Majesty’s behalf by His Excellency the Governor General, General David Hurley.

Current and former members of the WA PS honored on this occasion, including recipients of the Public Service Medal, were:

For distinguished service to public administration, particularly health through leadership and policy development.

Mr. Bansemer was Commissioner for Health in Western Australia from 1995 to 2001.

Queen honors PS excellence on her birthday

For distinguished service to public administration and not-for-profit and community health organizations.

Dr. Shean was Director General of the Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development from 2009 to 2017.

For outstanding public service in the Western Australian health system, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ms. Kelly has been committed to improving the public health system in Western Australia, from systems performance and financial management to strategic planning and corporate governance. She has proven adept, responsive, and flexible in addressing various challenges.

Since early 2020, Ms. Kelly has held various senior roles in the Western Australian public sector, most recently as Acting Deputy Director General of the Department of Health, assisting in guiding the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Her leadership, planning, and business management expertise have been instrumental in ensuring the implementation of the many time-critical requirements for responding to the pandemic and supporting the respective Directors’ General and the Chief Health Officer to fulfill their roles successfully.

Ms. Kelly’s continued support has enabled the Department of Health’s key roles and activities to continue while also providing critical assistance in managing the additional responsibilities of planning, preparing for, and responding to the COVID-19 19 pandemic.

For outstanding public service in the operational reform and modernization of the courts and tribunals of Western Australia.

Ms. Stampalia has provided outstanding service throughout her public service career, most notably through her work with the Ministry of Justice to inspire the operational reform and modernization of Western Australia’s courts and tribunals.

As an advocate for implementing a therapeutic approach to the justice system, Ms. Stampalia has successfully advocated significant changes to the law related to family and domestic violence to implement innovative court procedures to shorten trial times and reduce the re-traumatization of victims.

Ms. Stampalia’s support for new programs and policies from inception to implementation has led to developing of a holistic, more collaborative, and effective approach to the criminal and civil justice systems.

For outstanding public service in leading major organizational reforms of the Western Australian Corruption and Crime Commission.

As Chief Corruption and Crime Commission Executive, Mr. Warnes has transformed the Commission’s approach to corporate governance and implemented significant reforms in key decision-making bodies, including the Commission’s Operations Committee and Executive Committee.

The reforms were aimed at enabling the Commission to achieve its strategic objectives and statutory tasks.

Mr. Warnes has also initiated and led organizational changes across the Commission, leading the review and change process of the Commission’s review unit.

The review improved the process for overseeing investigations into serious agency misconduct. The process has succeeded in focusing the Commission’s oversight efforts on key risks of serious misconduct.

Mr. Warnes embodies the public sector’s values ​​of responsibility and personal integrity.

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