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Sonja Stewart


Goodes O'Loughlin Foundation



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Sonja is a proud Yuin woman who has spent most of her life on the land of the Gadigal. She has extensive senior experience across State and Commonwealth governments and most recently was a Deputy Secretary within the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Before joining the Department, Sonja was a Deputy Commissioner of the NSW Public Service Commission, focused on improving workforce performance across the NSW Public Sector.

Sonja has a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales and the University of Alberta, Canada. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has been involved in government, academic and not-for-profit boards for over 20 years. She has also completed ANZSOG Executive Fellows Program (EFP) in 2005.

Sonja is currently a director of the Goodes O’Loughlin Foundation which aims to improve educational outcomes of Aboriginal children and young people.