Fiona Dewar

Fiona Dewar

Deputy Secretary, Strategy, Corporate and Performance


As Deputy Secretary of Strategy, Corporate and Performance Fiona works across all groups in the Department of Regional NSW and with other Government agencies to provide leadership and strategic direction to deliver improved outcomes for the people, communities and industries of regional NSW. Fiona is an experienced senior leader with a depth of experience in policy development and communications.

She has worked across the public and private sector in a range of fields including the arts and creative industries, agriculture, vocational education, natural resources management, regional development and Indigenous Affairs.

Fiona previously held Executive Director roles within the Department of Regional NSW, the Office of Drought Response and the Department of Premier and Cabinet. Fiona has strong experience engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities having spent five years working at a specialist Indigenous affairs consulting firm.

Fiona grew up on a wheat and beef cattle property in Moree NSW and is passionate about rural and regional issues.