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Liza Carroll

Liza is a recognised public sector leader who has extensive national and state experience, particularly in complex government strategic, program and delivery issues.

She has a deep understanding of strategy, public policy, partnership with the community services sector, operational delivery and organisational leadership and design. Liza has extensive experience in the social services sector – including in housing reform, family policy and Indigenous affairs – as well as higher education experience.

Influential work

  • Led the design of the development of the first Australian national Paid Parental Leave Scheme
  • Delivered the Australian Public Service reform project “Ahead of the Game: Blueprint for reform in the Australian Public Service”, which won a Public Service Medal
  • Led the development of key 10-year Queensland government strategies for housing, building, sport and procurement
  • Led the development of major reforms in childcare policy and family support policy and delivery
  • Played a lead role in redesigning Australian Government/state agreements in housing, homelessness and human services.

Outside of Nous

Prior to Nous Liza was a Director-General in the Queensland public service and had senior roles in the Australian Government Departments of Prime Minister and Cabinet and Social Services. Liza has partnered with the community services sector in program delivery for 20 years, leading strategic policy reforms, program design and development and operational delivery in social services, Indigenous affairs, family and children’s policy and building policy. She has held board roles with Economic Development Queensland and Health and Wellbeing Queensland.

Liza holds a Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood/Primary) from the Queensland University of Technology and a Bachelor and a Master of Education from James Cook University.

In her spare time...

Liza enjoys cycling and bushwalking and spending time with her family, including her two spoilt Cavoodles. She loves to travel and explore new places.

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