Glenys Beauchamp joined Proximity in 2020 after more than 35 years in the public service, including the Australian Public Service and ACT Public Service. She was Secretary in the Australian Public Service for nearly 10 years, leading three departments with a variety of functions. She established and led the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport following the 2010 Federal election and later headed up the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and the Department of Health.
She has much experience at senior levels in the Australian Public Service across social and economic policy areas and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. With this experience she has developed a diverse skill set covering for example: policy; regulatory; program management; high level stakeholder engagement skills, including working with many ministers and other parliamentarians; and strong organisational stewardship and governance skills.
Glenys has had experience setting up agencies, abolishing agencies and managing transformational change with associated changes in governments and policy directions. Through these experiences she has undertaken program reviews and evaluations, reviewed and strengthened governance arrangements in key agencies, led staff through substantial change and focussed on establishing foundations to develop high performance organisations.
In addition to her work at Proximity, she is currently on boards of several Australian Government boards, including Chair of the Australian Building Codes Board and Chair of Food Standards Australia New Zealand. She is also on the boards of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care; and Industry Innovation and Science Australia. She is also a director on the McGrath Foundation Ltd (not-for profit) and director on Health Metrics Pty Ltd (private company). She is also Chair of the advisory board for Region Media Pty Ltd (private company).
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, kids and grandkids, loves Canberra and the surrounding region and is passionate about her Hawks!