Eliza Strapp

First Assistant Secretary, Market and Workforce Division, Department of Health and Aged Care

Biography

Eliza Strapp is the First Assistant Secretary for the Market and Workforce Division within the Ageing and Aged Care Group at the Department of Health and Aged Care. The Division covers aged care workforce, dementia policies and programs, aged care programs targeted at thin markets, including services for First Nations elders. The Division is also developing the market stewardship function of the department, and implements policies and programs aimed at building the long-term financial sustainability of the aged care sector.

Eliza joined the Department of Health and Aged Care in July 2020 to lead the Aged Care COVID-19 Taskforce. Eliza has held senior roles at the Department of Social Services, working on the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and policies and programs focused on families and children, including the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children, the National Plan to Protect Women and their Children, and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, working on the National Redress Scheme.

Eliza has a Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts from Monash University. Prior to joining the public service she worked as a Social Worker and Disability Support Worker.