Deputy Secretary Jo Evans
Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
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Jo Evans is Deputy Secretary at the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water. Ms Evans is responsible for domestic climate change policy, low emissions technology and international engagement on climate policies. 

Ms Evans is also responsible for portfolio bodies related to clean energy: the Clean Energy Regulator, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the Climate Change Authority. Ms Evans has worked in several different portfolios in policy, program and corporate roles. Prior to joining the APS in 2000, Ms Evans worked for management consultants McKinsey & Company.

Ms Evans has a Masters of Public Policy from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, a Masters in Environmental Science from the University of Melbourne and a combined bachelor degree in Asian studies and economics (honours) from the Australian National University.

Ms Evans was awarded a PSM in June 2022 for her work on climate change.

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