Ms. Kareena Arthy
Ms. Kareena Arthy was appointed Deputy Director-General, Enterprise Canberra, in the ACT Government Directorate of Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development on 1 June 2017. She is responsible for industry development, higher education, tourism, sports and arts. Prior to joining the ACT public service, Ms Arthy was CEO of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority, responsible for the regulation of pesticides and veterinary medicines in Australia. Ms Arthy was Managing Director, Biosecurity Queensland for five years after its inception in 2007. An economics graduate, her career began as an econometrician with the Australian Bureau of Statistics in Canberra before becoming a senior economic analyst with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Ms Arthy spent 10 years in the vocational education and training sector in various leadership roles in economic analysis, strategic policy and planning, communications, stakeholder management and federal–state relations.