Her experience includes complex program delivery, requiring collaboration between federal and state governments and service providers across the health and community service sectors. Yael has worked on intergovernmental relations issues, including the negotiation of health reform packages; review of the federal relations architecture; and community services, including child safety, social impact policy and Indigenous affairs.
Prior to Nous, Yael worked most recently for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet as head of the Intergovermental Relations and Reform Division, and prior to that as head of Cabinet Division and Social Policy Division. She has worked with major stakeholders across the philanthropic, not-for-profit (NFP) and financial services sectors to support the Social Impact Investing Taskforce. She was also CEO of the Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority for five years and worked with the Australian Government Department of Health and the former Department of Employment and Industrial Relations. Yael has also worked with several NFP organisations as a director and volunteer.
Yael holds a Bachelor of Law from the Australian National University and Bachelors of Social Studies and Arts from the University of Sydney.
Yael enjoys cooking for and engaging in vibrant political and policy debate with family and friends. She is an active member of several NFP organisations as a director and volunteer.