Martin Parkinson

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Dr Martin Parkinson

Martin Parkinson 2015.jpg
Parkinson in 2015
Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Assumed office
23 January 2016
Preceded byMichael Thawley
Secretary of the Department of the Treasury
In office
7 March 2011 – 12 December 2014
Preceded byKen Henry
Succeeded byJohn Fraser
Secretary of the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
In office
8 March 2010 – 7 March 2011
Preceded byNew department
Succeeded byBlair Comley
Secretary of the Department of Climate Change
In office
3 December 2007 – 8 March 2010
Preceded byNew department
Succeeded byDepartment abolished
Personal details
Born
Martin Lee Parkinson

(1958-09-26) 26 September 1958 (age 60)
Stawell, Victoria, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Spouse(s)Heather Smith[1]
Alma materUniversity of Adelaide;
Australian National University;
Princeton University
ProfessionPublic Servant
Economist

Martin Lee Parkinson AC PSM (born 26 September 1958) is a senior Australian public servant. He was Secretary of the Department of the Treasury between March 2011 and December 2014.[2] On 3 December 2015 it was announced that he would return to the public service as Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Life 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 in 1983 and his Masters in Arts in 1988, also at the Australian National University.[3] He completed his Ph.D in 1990 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.[when?][citation needed]

Between 2011 and 2015, Parkinson was Secretary of the Department of the Treasury.[4]

Awards[edit]

Parkinson was awarded the Public Service Medal on 26 January 2008.[5] He was also a recipient of the inaugural Australian National University Alumnus of the Year Award on 9 March 2013.[6] In 2017 Parkinson was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to the Australian community through leadership in public sector roles, to innovative government administration and high level program delivery, to the development of economic policy, and to climate change strategy.[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Owens, Jared (12 January 2016). "Power couple: Heather Smith and Martin Parkinson at top of tree". The Australian. News Corp Australia.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Witness statement: Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program (PDF), Australian Government, 25 March 2014, p. 1, archived from the original (PDF) on 1 November 2014
  4. ^ Shanahan, Dennis (8 December 2014). "Banker John Fraser takes Treasury secretary role". The Australian. News Ltd.
  5. ^ It's An Honour (2008)
  6. ^ Nielsen, Georgia (Winter 2013), "Behind Every Great University", ANU Reporter, Australian National University: 18
  7. ^ "Companion (AC) in the General Division of the Order of Australia" (PDF). Australia Day 2017 Honours List. Governor-General of Australia. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2017.

References[edit]

Government offices
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
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
Preceded by
Ken Henry
Secretary of the Department of the Treasury
2011–2014
Succeeded by
John Fraser
Preceded by
Michael Thawley
Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
2016–
Incumbent