Rob Stefanic was appointed Secretary of the Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) in December 2015. In his capacity as Secretary, Rob chairs the Parliament of Australia Security Management Board and the Parliamentary ICT Advisory Board and is Secretary to the Historic Memorials Committee.
Rob has also held a position as a Director on the Board of the Canberra Convention Bureau since April 2016 and Treasurer from March 2019. In December 2018 Rob was appointed Chair of the National Capital Education Tourism Project Stakeholder Council and in February 2019 joined the Canberra Region Tourism Leaders Forum.
Before joining DPS, Rob headed the DPS at the Parliament of NSW, implementing service reforms and overseeing a major program of capital works. In addition Rob forged a strong cooperative relationship with the heads of the parliamentary departments to develop successive strategic plans for the parliament and to achieve ‘whole of parliament’ outcomes. Prior to that role, he served as Chief Information Officer, overseeing the delivery of ICT, library, archival and Hansard services to the NSW Parliament.
Previously Rob also served in various senior roles with the NSW Department of the Legislative Council, including that of Clerk Assistant leading the corporate support function. Before that he was a committee secretary, leading the secretariats of various standing and select committees including the Standing Committee on State Development and the Select Committee on Mental Health. Before working in the parliamentary environment he worked in the chartered accounting and legal fields.
Rob has Bachelor degrees in Law (Hons) and Commerce and an Executive Master in Public Administration.