Tom Parry

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Tom Parry
Born Thomas Gregory Parry
Alma mater
Occupation Economist; public servant
Known for Foundation Chairman Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of New South Wales (1992-2004)
Board member of

Thomas Gregory Parry AM is an Australian economist and public servant from Sydney.

Parry served as foundation chairman of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal of New South Wales (IPART) for the 12 years to 2004.


Parry was Foundation NSW Natural Resources Commissioner, an Associate Commissioner of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, a Director of South East Sydney Area Health Board, a Director of the Children's Medical Research Institute, a Director of the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission, and a member of the NSW Council on the Cost and Quality of Government. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of New South Wales and a former Dean of the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Wollongong.[1]

In 2002 and 2003, he conducted the Ministerial inquiry into sustainable public transport in New South Wales. The inquiry's final report informs a significant amount of transport policy in New South Wales, including the corporatisation of Sydney Ferries, the reform of CountryLink, and reforms to the fare structure.

After leaving Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal in 2004, Parry joined Macquarie Bank to head up a new Community Partnerships Funds Management business. He moved to the Investment Banking Group in Macquarie in 2005 where he was Principal Adviser, Regulatory involved with Macquarie Group interests globally in regulated utilities and infrastructure. He retired from Macquarie Group at the end of 2009.

Parry serves as chairman of First State Super, Chairman of the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), and is a director of Australian Stock Exchange Compliance Ltd, Powerco, New Zealand, Brisbane Airport Corporation, and a member of the Sydney Opera House Trust.[1]


On 26 January 2006, Parry was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for "service to public administration in New South Wales, particularly through the provision of advice to government on a range of economic regulatory, business promotion and industry issues."[2]


  1. ^ a b "Dr Thomas Parry AM". SMART: People. University of Wollongong. 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Thomas Gregory Parry AM". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 

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