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Chief Executive Officer

Canberra, Australia | Government of Australia

  • Industry:
    Government / Military
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    General Management
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The Royal Australian Mint (the Mint) produces Australia’s circulating coins and a range of collector coins (numismatic coins) and bullion coins, in accordance with the Currency Act 1965. It was established in Canberra in 1965, prior to Australia’s changeover to decimal currency in 1966, and is an agency within the Commonwealth Treasury portfolio.

The Mint is committed to upholding its reputation as one of the leading producers of quality coins in the world and to achieving business excellence.

Coins are sold through an extensive online and mail order operation, a network of domestic and international coin dealers, and the Mint Shop. The Mint also produces Australian medals and awards, as well as tokens, medallions and jewellery items, and circulating and collector coins for a number of other countries.

The Mint is a major, award-winning Canberra tourist attraction providing educational and tourist services through a public gallery and shop that attracted over 355,000 local and overseas visitors in the 2018-19 financial year. It is also the custodian of Australia’s $24 million National Coin Collection.

The key duties of the position include:

We are seeking an inspiring leader with a proven track record of personal and organisational performance to head the Mint, a Commonwealth agency within the Treasury portfolio. The successful candidate will have excellent strategic planning and communication skills and an ability to lead and manage the operations of the Mint in a manner which promotes the efficient, effective and ethical use of Commonwealth resources, consistent with applicable laws and Australian Government policy.

In this role, you will proactively develop productive working relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders, including Australian Government Ministers and senior Treasury officials, Australia’s major banking institutions and other domestic and international customers and suppliers, and representatives of minting and numismatics industries.

To be a strong contender you will have proven senior leadership experience within the public sector or within industrial or manufacturing environments, including having successfully overseen the implementation of organisational risk, governance and financial management strategies.


Employees of the Royal Australian Mint are required to be Australian citizens and must hold and maintain for the duration of their employment, an Australian Government national security clearance.  


This is a full time position leading an organisation based in Canberra.

The position will be offered on a non-ongoing basis for a specified term of up to five years. This role is subject to annual performance reviews.

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