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Robyn Kruk is a highly experienced former Chief Executive and Secretary in NSW and Commonwealth governments, who currently holds various statutory and board positions at state, national and international level.  

Robyn works with Ministers, Chief Executives and their leadership teams in a wide range of policy, regulatory and service delivery agencies in the Australian and State/Territory Governments.  She also holds various advisory roles in the non-government sector and works in a voluntary capacity in the mental health sector to help develop leadership and advocacy skills.

Robyn has a long history of driving policy, organisational and operational reforms in complex and politically sensitive areas. She has a strong commitment to public service and capacity building across the sector and the development of effective partnerships at the community level.

Robyn is an active participant in health and environmental governance reforms in China and the USA.  She is one of the International Chief Advisors to the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development. She was also an independent assessor for the Dubai Smart Government Awards and Chair Emerita and member of the Reforming States Group in the USA on health reform. She has held Chair/Board Director roles on international, national and state statutory and non-government entities in healthcare, environment/natural resources, mental health, food standards/safety and disability. She is currently Chair, Australian Eating Disorders Research and Translation Centre and a former member of the National Disability Insurance Agency Board and Principle Member of the Independent Advisory Council to the NDIS.

Until 2013, Robyn was the inaugural Chief Executive and Commissioner of the National Mental Health Commission and established the Commission to drive mental health reform initiatives with state and national jurisdictional agencies in partnership with people with lived experience.  Robyn’s earlier appointments included Secretary (CEO) of the federal Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.  At the state level, Robyn’s earlier senior executive appointments included Director General of the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet, Director General of NSW Health and of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Robyn was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia in 2005 for her services in public administration in the areas of executive government, commonwealth/state relations and in the strategic management of health services, natural resources and environment. In 2018 she was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia for her work in mental health reform, environmental protection and food standards.

Robyn is an active mentor and coach at both the professional and personal level. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Public Administration and former Board member and now Fellow of the ANZSOG.  Robyn has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) majoring in psychology, Masters in Administration and completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program.