Linda Geddes

Ms Geddes was appointed Deputy Secretary, Policy Group in the Department of Home Affairs in May 2018.

Prior to this role, Ms Geddes was responsible for leading the external engagement on the Government's immigration reforms.

Ms Geddes was previously the First Assistant Secretary for the Traveller, Customs and Industry Policy Division, responsible for leading the development and delivery of policy and strategy for the movement of people and goods across Australia's border. Of particular note, Ms Geddes led the delivery of the Australian Trusted Trader Programme which was launched on 1 July 2016.

Ms Geddes has performed a number of roles across intelligence, corporate and policy areas. Ms Geddes has worked in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Office of National Assessments, Defence Intelligence, the Australian Defence Force and the National Library of Australia.