Ella McPherson

Deputy Commissioner/ Chief Operating Officer, Victorian Public Sector Commission


Ella McPherson is the Deputy Commissioner of the Victorian Public Sector Commission. She joined the Commission in November 2021. 

Following an early career in journalism and consulting, she has more than 15 years’ experience in the Victorian public service, during which time she has worked across a wide range of portfolios and agencies including: youth affairs, community development, business and innovation, the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, health and human services, education and infrastructure. 

Ella held senior roles in communications, change strategy, executive and ministerial services and knowledge management, before taking on the role of Chief Operating Officer for the Victorian School Building Authority. Her last role before joining the commission was Assistant Deputy Secretary, Schools and Regional Service & COVID-19 Commander for the Department of Education and Training. She has Masters qualifications in Communications, Business Administration and Law.