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Co-opted Councillor

Yvette is the Chief People Officer at the NSW Department of Education. She is responsible for leading a diverse range of areas, including school workforce, health and safety, people and culture, workplace relations, legal services and the Department’s Professional and Ethical Standards team. A qualified teacher, lawyer and barrister, Yvette’s career has spanned almost 30 years.

Yvette commenced her career as a classroom teacher and then relieving Head of Faculty at Dunheved High School. After spending time in classrooms and then in the Student Welfare Directorate as a Senior Education Officer, and holding leadership roles at schools overseas, Yvette returned to Australia to transition to a new career as a lawyer, barrister and worked in a number of senior corporate executive positions in ASX-listed companies, including 10 years in healthcare. Yvette is passionate about supporting and developing our people in achieving our goal to be Australia’s best education system and one of the finest in the world.