Executive General Manager
Ms Leanne Harvey
As EGM, Ms Leanne Harvey is responsible for the agency’s research policy and services.
She played a pivotal leadership role in developing and delivering Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA). Demonstrating the quality of ERA in 2010, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) recognised the exercise as ‘state-of-the-art’.
Ms Harvey leads the ARC corporate services branch, which includes stakeholder relations, parliamentary, finance, human resources and facilities. Ms Harvey joined the ARC in March 2008, after transferring from the Department of Education, Science and Training due to Machinery of Government changes. Since then, she has led the ARC through a substantial reorganisation to better align the agency with current Government agendas.
Ms Harvey completed her education in regional New South Wales, graduating at the top of her school and holds a Bachelor of Business in Accounting from (the now) Charles Sturt University. She moved to providing policy analysis and advice regarding Australia’s research sector in 2004. Since joining the Australian Public Service in 1987, her career has seen her involved in social policy initiatives including leading the development of public sector conformance frameworks, taxation and child support reforms.