Our Commissioner

Sharyn O’Neill, Public Sector CommissionerSharyn O’Neill was appointed as the WA Public Sector Commissioner in July 2018. Ms O’Neill previously headed the Department of Education for nearly 12 years and was the driving force behind the biggest reform of public education in Western Australia.

With a passion for the public service, Ms O’Neill’s goal is to bring about a strong common vision about WA’s public services that inspire a sense of purpose, direction and vibrancy.

In leading and supporting the governance and leadership of public services, she will focus on re-energising thinking and collaboration to build a contemporary and agile approach that serves the needs of all Western Australians.

Ms O’Neill has a Master of Education (Education Administration and Policy) and currently serves on a number of State government working groups including the Public Sector Leadership Council and the Public Sector Reform Steering Committee.

In 2016, she was awarded the Institute of Public Administration (WA) Patrons Award  and was also made a Fellow of the Institute in recognition of her contribution to public administration in Western Australia.


Page last updated 1 August 2018