- Merilyn Alt
Merilyn was a member of the Equal Opportunity Division of the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal from 1992 to 2005; a director of the Board of the State Rail Authority from 1997 to 1999; a member of the Premier’s Council for Women from 1995 to 1997 and of the NSW Pay Equity Task Force in 1996/97. Merilyn was Chair of the Council of Wesley College at the University of Sydney from 2005 to 2007.
Bachelor of Economics Hons (Sydney University)
Master in Public Administration (Harvard University)
Awarded the RG Menzies Scholarship to Harvard in 1986
Prior to this she worked for the Commonwealth Government (1975–1985) and the NSW Government (1985-1991). She was recruited to the Commonwealth as an Administrative Trainee and subsequently worked for the former Social Welfare Commission and the former Departments of Social Security and Community Services. Her last Australian Government role was the director responsible for national planning, research, policy development and administration of centre and family-based child care.
In 1985, Dianne moved to the New England area of NSW, and was responsible for the regional development of services for aged people and people with a disability, including those funded under the then new Home and Community Care (HACC) program. Dianne continues to be based in the New England and sustains a portfolio of rural and regional work through her consulting practice.
Bachelor of Natural Resources Hons (UNE)
Graduate Certificate of Business Administration (UNE)
Certificate III in Quality Management for Business Excellence