Samantha Palmer

Samantha is a Diversity Champion and the General Manager of Governance, People and Culture at the Australian Bureau of Statistics. In 2016 she made a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA), in part for her contribution to advancing diversity in the Australian Public Service. In 2013 she received the AHRI Diversity Champion (HR) Award. She was also named as one of 2013’s 100 Women of Influence by the AFR and Westpac Group.

Her work in Disability during her time there lead to the Health Department winning the Inaugural Australian Public Service Diversity Council’s Disability Employment Award in 2014.

Samantha is  a member of the National Board of the Institute of Public Administration an IPAA ACT Councillor and on the public sector reference panel of Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).


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