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Biographical details—Sarah Chidgey

Portrait photo of Sarah ChidgeySarah Chidgey, A/g Deputy Secretary, National Security and Emergency Management Group

Sarah Chidgey is acting Deputy Secretary for the National Security and Emergency Management Group, in the Attorney-General's Department. In her role as acting Deputy Secretary, National Security and Emergency Management Group, Sarah is responsible for a wide range of matters relating to national security, counter-terrorism, countering violent extremism, crisis coordination, protective security and emergency management.

Sarah has held several executive positions in the department, including First Assistant Secretary, Cyber and Infrastructure Security Division; First Assistant Secretary, National Security Division; First Assistant Secretary, Strategy and Delivery Division and  Assistant Secretary of the Criminal Law and Law Enforcement Branch. Sarah has also held positions as Senior Adviser on Immigration and Emergency Management in the Office of the Prime Minister, National Security Adviser in the Office of the Attorney-General, and in the Domestic Security Branch of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Sarah has honours degrees in Arts and in Law from the Australian National University.