Richard Bolt

Secretary, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Richard Bolt is the Secretary of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR), where he leads more than 3,000 staff based in metropolitan Melbourne, regional Victoria and internationally. Richard supports and advises eight government ministers across two portfolio groups – Transport for Victoria and Employment, Investment and Trade.

Prior to joining DEDJTR, Richard was Secretary of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) (2011-14), and Secretary of the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) (2006-11).

Richard is a member of the Victorian Government’s Secretaries Board. He is Victoria’s representative on the Commonwealth-State Transport Infrastructure Senior Officials Committee (TISOC), the Rural Assistance Commissioner and a director on the board of CenITex.