Michael Pezzullo

Secretary of Department of Home Affairs of Australia

Michael Pezzullo AO was appointed Secretary of the Department of Home Affairs on 20 December 2017. Mr Pezzullo leads the Department responsible for the coordination of strategy, planning and policy related to issues affecting domestic security, immigration and borders.

Prior to this, Mr Pezzullo was Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS).

Before joining ACBPS, Mr Pezzullo worked in a number of senior positions within the Department of Defence including a period where he was the principal author of the 2009 Defence White Paper.

On 8 June 2020, Mr Pezzullo was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia (General Division).