Jean Dyzel

Chief Executive Officer

Jean is a passionate leader with vast experience in the Policing, Fire and Emergency Services, and the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sectors. In her capacity as Chief Executive Officer at Public Skills Australia, Jean is perfectly positioned to drive positive change for our industry-sectors.

Jean’s career has spanned several sectors within Australia and South Africa, where she has led key projects in workforce planning, VET and higher education.

Previously, Jean worked as Director of Strategic Services at the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA). During her 12-year tenure, she was responsible for the Innovation and Research team that focused on current and future forecasting, scenario planning and horizon scanning. She also led the development of the Police Training Package, and other Police training approaches for Australia and New Zealand

Prior to joining Public Skills Australia, Jean worked in the Fire and Emergency Services industry-sector as Deputy Chief Officer at the Country Fire Authority where she led the operational doctrine and training portfolio.

While in South Africa, Jean worked with the Policing, Defence and Legal sectors at the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

Adam Halliwell

Director of Workforce Strategy

Adam Halliwell is a highly accomplished professional with more than 10 years’ experience in the Victorian Public Service. Throughout his career, Adam has shown a commitment to undertaking evidence-based research and communicating complex data to a variety of audiences.

Prior to joining Public Skills Australia, Adam served as Acting Assistant Director of both the Innovation and Research and Policy and Projects teams for ANZPAA – one of our key member organisations.

Adam also enhanced his skills in data analytics, data capability and community engagement while working for the Crime Statistics Agency. During this time, he represented the agency on a community safety project that involved developing close partnerships with Victoria Police, the Department of Justice and other crime prevention agencies to support community engagement across Victoria.

Adam will oversee the workforce planning function for Public Skills Australia. He is motivated to enhance Public Safety and Government workforces in Australia and beyond.

Kirsty Waugh

Director of Training Product Development

Kirsty Waugh is an accomplished education specialist with more than 15 years’ experience leading the design of diverse learning programs within schools and VET. Her experience spans the private, not-for-profit and public safety sectors.

Prior to joining Public Skills Australia, Kirsty worked in the Fire and Emergency Services industry-sector as the Manager Quality and Evaluation at the CFA. In this role, she supervised the design of learning courses and management of the Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Kirsty’s unique blend of project management, stakeholder engagement and learning design set her apart as a dynamic leader in the field of education. She is a driving force behind the innovative solutions that empower learners across Public Skills Australia’s industry-sectors.

Chloe Boyd

Manager – Workforce Planning

Chloe Boyd is an experienced and passionate research and policy professional. In her 10 years’ experience, Chloe has worked across the Policing, Correctional Services, Government and the Intelligence industry-sectors on diverse subject matters, including workforce planning, workplace transformation, sustainable service delivery, futures, family and sexual violence, and cybercrime.

In her tenure at ANZPAA, Chloe’s work facilitating cross-jurisdictional networks honed her skills in information sharing, strategic advice and identifying solutions to common industry challenges. She is deeply committed to building effective and future-forward workforces in support of the critical work undertaken by the Public Safety and Government industry.

Chloe is currently completing her PhD in criminology. Outside of work, Chloe is a strong advocate for supporting the community through volunteering. She is a former president of the Barwon Rotaract (Rotary) Club, and currently volunteers as a foster carer and events coordinator with Forever Friends Animal Rescue.

Alexandra Egan

Manager – Training Product Development

Alexandra Egan brings more than two decades of invaluable experience in the Federal and State Public Service, and has a proven track record in various leadership roles. With a rich history encompassing managerial positions in project management, leadership, team management, and operational and front-of-house management, Alexandra has used her skills to foster efficient workflows and maximise team potential. Her previous roles as CEO and Board Director underscore her commitment to strategic growth and governance.

Her diverse experience extends to her tenure as a contractor in correctional facilities, where she developed a comprehensive understanding of complex regulatory environments and the importance of effective risk management.

As the Manager of Training Product Development, Alexandra leverages her extensive background to drive innovation and excellence in training initiatives. She is dedicated to advancing Public Skills Australia’s mission of equipping professionals with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in their respective fields.

Cielito Murphy

Manager – Business Operations

Cielito Murphy is a delivery-focused professional with a career spanning more than 30 years in the banking and finance industry. She has managed medium- to large-scale programs at enterprise and divisional levels, and has experience in business management, organisational risk, enterprise finance, group technology, workforce management, international trade, and institutional banking.

Prior to joining Public Skills Australia, Cielito worked in the enablement function that protects an organisation from financial crimes by managing sanctions; anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and anti-corruption; and fraud. Her skills in designing and implementing business transformation frameworks, effectively navigating complex structures, and influencing behaviour in multi-stakeholder partnership make her an asset to Public Skills Australia.

As a seasoned Operations Manager, Cielito is passionate about continuous improvement, strategic thinking, and managing changes in ‘business as usual’ and project environments. She is a certified member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.



We provide high-quality, informed work that is meaningful and supports our industry-sectors.


We build strong relationships with our industry-sectors by being efficient, consulting widely and using effective governance practices.


We support our staff and enable them to show curiosity, leadership and solidarity.