Martin Parkinson

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Dr
Martin Parkinson
PSM
16th Secretary of the Department of the Treasury
Incumbent
Assumed office
7 March 2011
Preceded by Ken Henry
Secretary of the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
In office
8 March 2010 – 7 March 2011
Succeeded by Blair Comley
Secretary of the Department of Climate Change
In office
3 December 2007 – 8 March 2010
Personal details
Born Martin Lee Parkinson
Nationality Australia Australian
Alma mater University of Adelaide;
Australian National University;
Princeton University
Profession Public Servant
Economist

Dr Martin Lee Parkinson PSM, an Australian public servant, has been the Secretary of the Department of the Treasury since 7 March 2011.[1]

Background and career[edit]

Parkinson graduated with honours from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Economics. He completed his Masters in Economics at the Australian National University before completing his Ph.D at Princeton University.

Parkinson has previously served as the inaugural Secretary of the Department of Climate Change, Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Treasury, an International Monetary Fund official, and an advisor to former Australian Treasurer, John Dawkins.

Awards[edit]

Parkinson was awarded the Public Service Medal on 26 January 2008.[2] He was also a recipient of the inaugural Australian National University Alumnus of the Year Award on 9 March 2013.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Balogh, Stefanie; Kelly, Joe (21 December 2010). "Ken Henry's Treasury replacement to be climate department head Martin Parkinson". The Australian. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  2. ^ It's An Honour (2008)
  3. ^ Nielsen, Georgia (Winter 2013), "Behind Every Great University", ANU Reporter (Australian National University): 18 

References[edit]

Government offices
Preceded by
Ken Henry
Secretary of the Department of the Treasury
2011–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Himself
as Secretary of the Department of Climate Change
Secretary of the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
2010–2011
Succeeded by
Blair Comley
New title
Department established
Secretary of the Department of Climate Change
2007–2010
Succeeded by
Himself
as Secretary of the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency