The Australian Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education is recruiting a Chief Executive to establish and lead a new Australian Government Centre for Excellence in Public Sector Design.


The Centre, one of the ideas included in the Australian Public Service (APS) Innovation Action Plan released in 2011, is to be established initially as an 18-month demonstration pilot. Its aim will be to demonstrate the value of design thinking across the Australian Public Service, and to complement the growing body of design expertise the already exists within a number of APS agencies.   


The Centre will be hosted by the Australian National University and it is planned that it will commence work in the first half of 2012.