Dr Peta Smith


PhD (American Studies)

Peta has worked in the public service for 10 years. Her experience includes work in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet and Attorney-General’s Department, and she has worked in the Education portfolio since 2016. 

Peta leads the Department for Education’s division which supports strategic policy development, international engagement, communications and intergovernmental relations. 

She has previously worked for statutory officers in social policy and has taught in American politics at Flinders University. She has served on not-for-profit boards, including as the president of Shine SA and president of the Welfare Rights Centre (SA).

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Peta Smith, board member