The biography of the Victorian Public Sector Commissioner Belinda Clark.
Belinda Clark is the Commissioner of the Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC).
Belinda is a lawyer with over 30 years’ public sector management experience. Prior to taking up the role of Victorian Public Sector Commissioner in April 2014 she held a number of senior government roles in New Zealand including: Secretary and Chief Executive of the Ministry of Justice for over 10 years; Director of the Office of Treaty Settlements; and Chief Executive of the Tertiary Education Commission. Belinda has also been a Deputy Secretary in The Ministry of Maori Development and in the Accident Compensation Corporation.
In her earlier career Belinda served for 10 years with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs; a term that included posting to the United Nations in New York for four years as New Zealand Representative on the Human Rights (Third) Committee. She was also a senior associate with the law firm of Minter Ellison Rudd Watts for four years in banking and commercial practice.
In the course of her career Belinda has overseen a number of major projects (such as the establishment of New Zealand’s Supreme Court); machinery of government changes; and key policy initiatives on a diverse range of topics including electoral law reform and workers’ accident insurance reform. She chaired the Taskforce for Action on Sexual Violence and chaired the Committee for Oversight of the Organised and Financial Crime Agency (OFCANZ).
Belinda has a BA and LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland and a LLM in International Law from New York University (NYU). She was admitted to the New Zealand Bar in 1983; is a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management and Patron of a New Zealand Police Wing. She was made a Companion of the Queen’s Service Order for services to the State in the New Zealand Honours Awards 2014.
Belinda is a member of the Victorian Secretaries Board.