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Mary Ann O’Loughlin is Deputy Secretary, Social Policy Group, Department of Premier and Cabinet. She joined the NSW Government from KPMG, where she was an Executive Director in Management Consulting. Previously, she was Executive Councillor and Head of the Secretariat of the COAG Reform Council. Before joining the Council, she was a Director of Allen Consulting; Senior Adviser (Social Policy) to Prime Minister Paul Keating; and had held a number of senior executive positions in the Commonwealth Public Service.

Mary Ann is a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia. In 2013 she was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to public administration.