9.2 Heads of Tasmanian Government agencies

Heads of Agency include secretaries of Government departments and chief executive officers of agencies.

The head of agency must play an active and visible role in steering and maintaining a viable communication function for their agency.

The head of agency leads, and is responsible for, the overall management of communications and its integration with other key functions, particularly policy and program management. The head of agency champions the agency’s internal communications.

Heads of agency are accountable for ensuring that:

  • agency communications are aligned with government priorities, themes and key messages for communications
  • the communications function is fully integrated into the planning, management and evaluation of policies, programs and services
  • the Tasmanian Government Communications Policy is implemented within their agency.