Rick Persse was appointed Chief Executive, Attorney-General’s Department in August 2012. He has significant public and private sector experience, having worked in a variety of central and line agencies at senior executive levels and as the State Government and Health Leader for Big 4 Consulting firm, PwC.

Rick Persse was informally interviewed by Police Commissioner Burns. Don’t miss hearing about Rick’s intriguing story; his career path, aspirations and what he sees as his priorities in his current role.

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Rick Persse

Chief Executive
Department of Treasury and Finance

Rick Persse was appointed to lead the Department for Education in June 2016.

Rick joined the department after a successful 4 year period as Chief Executive of the Attorney-General’s Department where he was central to delivery of the government’s program of criminal, civil and administrative justice reform.

With expertise in policy and strategy development, change management, public sector reform and project delivery, Rick’s knowledge of public administration was gained from an expansive career working at a variety of South Australian central government agencies at an executive level.

Prior to being appointed to the role of Chief Executive, Attorney-General’s Department, Rick worked with government and non-government clients as PricewaterhouseCoopers SA Government and Health Leader.
Rick has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management from Griffith University.

8 August 2013