Dr Margot McCarthy

Dr Margot McCarthy is the Deputy Secretary of the Aged Care, Sport and Population Health Group.

Page last updated: 02 October 2018

Margot joined the Department of Health in November 2015 after responsibility for the Ageing and Aged Care portfolio transferred to the Department of Health from the Department of Social Services following a Machinery of Government decision in September 2015.

Margot has held a number of senior positions in the Department of Defence, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) and the Department of Social Services.

In February 2013, she was appointed as an Associate Secretary in PM&C, leading the National Security and International Policy Group which provided advice to the Prime Minister, and whole-of-government coordination on national security matters.

Margot is a graduate of Oxford University (D.Phil. in English Literature) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (MSc in Management). She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of New England in Armidale, Australia.

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