Robyn Kruk AO served as the Chief Executive and Commissioner of the National Mental Health Commission from 2011 to mid-2013, and as Secretary of the Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities from 2009 until 2011.
Ms Kruk has also led complex and diverse organisations at the Chief Executive level in the New South Wales state government including Director-General of the New South Wales (NSW) State Government Department of Premier and Cabinet, NSW Health and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Ms Kruk is a former practising psychologist and holds a Bachelor of Science, Psychology (Hons); a Master of Administration; and has completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program.
She serves on statutory and advisory boards both nationally and internationally including the Clinical Excellence Commission, The Agency for Clinical Innovation and has held the role of Co-Chair of the Reforming States Group for the US-based Milbank Fund (Philanthropic Health Trust). She recently co-chaired the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development Task Force on Environment and Development in Western China.
Ms Kruk was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for service to public administration in a range of areas including Australian Government State reform initiatives in health and natural resources.