Heads of department

Below is the full list of the heads of departments in NSW from 1848 onwards.

TitleNameFromTo
Secretary of the BoardWilliam Wills12/02/184910/1863
Secretary of the CouncilWilliam Wilkins10/186330/04/1880
Under-SecretaryWilliam Wilkins01/05/188012/11/1884
Under-SecretaryEdwin Johnson13/11/188410/04/1894
Under-SecretaryJohn Maynard10/04/189401/10/1903
Under-SecretaryFredrick Bridges01/10/190307/02/1905
Director of EducationPeter Board08/02/190531/12/1922
Director of EducationStephen Smith01/01/192301/08/1930
Director of EducationG. Ross Thomas02/08/193021/09/1940
Director of EducationJohn McKenzie22/09/194029/11/1952
Director-General of EducationHarold Wyndham01/12/195231/12/1968
Director-General of EducationDavid Verco01/01/196903/07/1972
Director-General of EducationJohn Buggie04/07/97218/02/1977
Director-General of EducationDouglas Swan21/02/197708/07/1985
Director-General of EducationRobert Winder10/07/198529/04/1988
Director-General of School EducationFenton Sharpe30/04/198812/11/1991
Director-General of Education and Training
and Managing Director of TAFE 
Ken Boston02/01/199212/07/2002
Director-General of Education and Training
and Managing Director of TAFE
Jan McLelland22/10/200222/01/2004
Director-General of Education and Training
and Managing Director of TAFE
Andrew Cappie-Wood22/01/200405/04/2007
Director-General of Education and Training
and Managing Director of TAFE
Michael Coutts-Trotter10/04/200701/04/2011
Director-General of Education and Training
and Managing Director of TAFE
Michele Bruniges07/09/201101/04/2016
Secretary of the Department of Education
and Communities 
Peter Riordan (acting)04/04/201608/2016
Secretary of the Department of EducationMark Scott09/2016Current

Notes:

From February 2014, the title changed from Director-General to Secretary of the Department of Education and Communities, and from July 2015 the title changed to Secretary of the Department of Education.

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