Monica Pfeffer is the Director of Innovation and Thought Leadership at ANZSOG. Monica came to ANZSOG in late 2009 after 27 years in the Victorian public service where she held a variety of positions, principally in the now-Department of Health and Human Services and its predecessors as well as three separate stints in the Department of Premier and Cabinet. Her last role was as Director Social Policy.
Monica’s social policy subject expertise includes income security and State concessions, ageing, disability, health reform, health inequalities, diversity, poverty and social (in)exclusion, Indigenous Affairs and youth justice. She has demonstrated a long standing interest in public policy and the practice of government – she is an ANZSOG alumna (EFP 2006), author of an ANZSOG Occasional Paper and a Victorian Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia. At ANZSOG, as well as her day job in practitioner engagement activities across Australia and New Zealand, she is responsible for the annual refresher day for alumni of the Executive Masters in Public Administration program and frequently works with departments to help improve policy capacity in general, and writing for decision makers in particular.