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Samantha Palmer

General Manager, People, Capability & Communication; Diversity & Inclusion Champ | Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Government

Canberra, Australia

"So much of life is about attitude & how we handle what happens. Life is good no matter what."

Generally thinking:

Business, Work & Strategy
Government & Community
Media & Journalism
Creativity & Design

My tags:

CommunityDigital MediaEntrepreneurshipEnvironmentGovernmentHealthJournalismMediaMedia RelationsPerformancePhilanthropyPhotographyPoliticsProduct DesignPromotionalPublishingSocial ChangeStrategy GeneralTravelWriting

Very good at:
+ Delivering results for the people of this great country through professional public service
+ Supporting diversity as a champion (especially in relation to Indigenous, Disability and Women)
+ Communicating, leading, planning, making change, innovating, inspiring, energising

About me & my work:

I've been incredibly privileged to work in the private sector (owning my own business and working for others including receivers), the community sector, the State Public sector and the Commonwealth public sector across a wide range of topics. I have also been honoured to represent employers as a Board Director. This range has allowed me to learn and innovate across more than 25 years.

I have been successful running large and small scale organisational change within service delivery and regulatory environments in state and federal government; developing complex public policy and managing large programmes (up to $1.2 billion); managed governance and risk management functions; delivered behavioural change programs around public health, marketplace trading and consumer protection, road safety and environmental protection; issues management; social marketing campaigns; led human resources, personnel, capability, and people strategy for small and large organisations (5000 plus staff); delivered effective downsizing activities; and drove new approaches to strategic planning.

Specialties: Stakeholder engagement; program delivery; organisational and cultural change; change management; public policy development, behavioural change; communication (internal and external), market research, large and small scale social marketing; human resources, capability, people strategy (attraction, recruitment, motivation, maximising productivity and satisfaction, learning and development, leadership), improving respectful workplace relationships, union negotiation, industrial relations, disability and diversity, mentoring, Aboriginal health, rural health

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