Secretary of the Department of Human Services, Kathryn Campbell (pictured) has again topped the list of Australian Public Service fundraisers for this year's fifth Vinnies CEO Sleepout in Canberra.
Ms Campbell raised $27,513 in her third sleepout, which this year was held at the National Film and Sound Archive on the night of 19 June.
Last year she raised $27,875 for the event, which raises awareness of homelessness in Australia.
Ms Campbell joined 94 other public and private sector leaders who got a taste of what it must be like to sleep rough when they bedded down in the open with nothing but a sleeping bag and some cardboard, waking to a chilly 2.5 degrees.
The Managing Director of Defence Housing Australia, Peter Howman was not far away on the fundraising ladder with $26,941, while the Deputy Secretary of the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade), Peter Yuile raised $16,725.
A total of 22 APS leaders participated in this year's Sleepout.
The Canberra CEOs raised a total of $387,291, while nationally the figure was $5,608,502.
Last year 140 CEOs slept out in Canberra's CBD and braved minus 5 degree temperatures to raise $489,555.
The Sleepout began in Parramatta in 2006 and went national in 2010, attracting almost 700 CEOs in seven cities and raising $2.9 million to directly assist people experiencing homelessness.
This year's APS participants were:
Kathryn Campbell Secretary Dept of Human Services $27,513
Peter Howman Man. Dir Defence Housing Australia $26,941
Peter Yuile Dep Sec AusTrade $16,725
Stephen Sedgwick APSC Commissioner $15,380
Ian Watt Secretary Prime Minister & Cabinet $12,390
Brendan Nelson Director Australian War Memorial $10,505
Anne-Marie Schwirtlich Dir Gen National Library $7,595
Alan Clements Commandant ADFA $7,385
Gordon de Brouwer Secretary Dept of Environment $7,132
Mathew Trinca Director National Museum $5,577
Patricia Kelly Dir Gen IP Australia $3,965
Graham Durant Director Questacon $3,715
Jill Charker CEO ComSuper $3,543
Joy Savage CEO Aboriginal Hostels Ltd $3,320
Michael Lobenstein CEO National Film & Sound Archive $3,265
Michael Pezzullo CEO Customs and Border Protection $2,920
Peter O'Halloran Exec Dir National Blood Authority $2,528
David Fricker Dir Gen National Archives of Australia $2,127
Andrew Phelan CEO High Court of Australia $2,100
John Riley Branch head Dept of Social Services $1,830
Simone Wilkie Commander Australian Defence College $865
Cathy Skippington Dep CEO Comcare $716
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