Dawn has over 21 years’ experience to Division head (Band 2 level) in the Australian Public Service (APS) across a range of portfolios. Her international aid experience includes two years working for AusAID in the Solomon Islands. Dawn has a background in implementing the government’s agenda in social policy, economic reform, marketing and strategic change management. Her strengths include delivering on strategic imperatives and achieving results through people. Dawn has undertaken the role of coach, mentor and facilitator for staff at Senior Executive and middle management levels for a number of years and she has a solid understanding of public sector culture, its context and environment. Since establishing her consulting business in 2010 Dawn has undertaken a large number of projects. She has achieved Level 3 Coaching accreditation with the Institute of Executive Coaching. Her coaching work has primarily been with Senior Executive Service (SES) staff, managers and departmental officers within the APS and has a focus on building leadership and people management capabilities, developing high performing teams and successfully managing career progression and transition. She has also coached people to resolve team conflict in the workplace and to address complex staff management issues.