Ms Helen Silver AO
Helen is Allianz Australia’s Chief General Manager, Corporate Governance and Conduct. Prior to joining Allianz Australia, Helen spent more than 25 years in executive roles in the Victoria and Commonwealth public sectors, culminating as head of the Victorian Public Service in the position of Secretary to the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Helen was a respected negotiator at the highest level of government and played a key advisory role in the devastating Black Saturday bushfires; introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme; and Gonski Review of school funding.
Helen takes a lead role in promoting and advocating for gender equality and diversity both within Allianz and in the community; she has a deep interest in public policy and the arts; and enjoys an active life. In 2015 Helen was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for distinguished service to public administration, business and commerce and the Victorian community.
Helen has a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) and a Master of Economics both from Monash University and Helen is also a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia. Helen also serves on a number of boards including Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Victorian Arts Centre Trust and the Judicial Commission of Victoria.