Ms Zoe de Saram
Zoe de Saram PSM was appointed to the position of Deputy Secretary, Skills and Economic Development, in the NSW Department of Industry, in July 2017.
She is a seasoned leader and policy maker, having operated in a number of different executive roles in the NSW Public Sector, as well as in a NSW Minister’s office. She has broad experience in economic, environmental and social policy development, regulation, reform and program delivery, including the delivery of corporate enabling services.
Immediately prior to joining Industry, Zoe was Executive Director, Justice and Community Safety, and Executive Director, Ministerial and Correspondence Services, at the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet. She was the Executive Director, Policy, Economics and Governance at the Office of Environment and Heritage between 2010 and 2012.
In 2017, Zoe was awarded the Public Service Medal for outstanding service in the management and delivery of support services to the NSW Ministry and the Office of the Leader of the Opposition.
Zoe trained as an agricultural economist and first joined the NSW Public Sector in 1990. She worked briefly in the finance sector before joining the NSW Public Sector.