Bernadette Mitcherson

DIRECTOR - Appointed Director ACT February 2017

Bernadette is the Deputy Director-General of the Community Services Directorate in the ACT Government.


  • Bachelor of Social Work (Honours 1) – University of New South Wales
  • Master of Public Policy – University of Sydney


  • Deputy Director-General, Community Services Directorate, ACT Government
  • Executive Director, Corrective Services, Justice and Community Safety Directorate, ACT Government
  • A career spanning 20 years in NSW Government, including  a number of senior executive positions in Corrections NSW, the inaugural Director of Women’s Services, and general manager of a number of NSW prisons
  • 10 years in NSW local government
  • A trained social worker, Bernadette began her career as a crisis counsellor and community development worker.