Martin Parkinson

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Dr
Martin Parkinson
PSM
16th Secretary of the Department of the Treasury
In office
7 March 2011 – 12 December 2014
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, is a retired Australian public servant. He was Secretary of the Department of the Treasury between March 2011 and December 2014.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]

Awards[edit]

Parkinson was awarded the Public Service Medal on 26 January 2008.[4] He was also a recipient of the inaugural Australian National University Alumnus of the Year Award on 9 March 2013.[5]

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. ^ Witness statement: Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program, Australian Government, 25 March 2014, p. 1, archived from the original on 1 November 2014 
  3. ^ Shanahan, Dennis (8 December 2014). "Banker John Fraser takes Treasury secretary role". The Australian (News Ltd). 
  4. ^ It's An Honour (2008)
  5. ^ 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
2011–2014
Succeeded by
John Fraser
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