Mr John Fraser
Mr Fraser was appointed Secretary to the Treasury effective 15 January 2015.
John was Chairman and CEO of UBS Global Asset Management from late 2001 to 2013 based in London. During this time, John was also a member of the UBS Group Executive Board and Chairman of UBS Saudi Arabia. In 2014, John remained as Chairman of UBS Global Asset Management, Chairman of UBS Saudi Arabia and Chairman of UBS Grocon Real Estate.
Prior to joining UBS and its predecessor organisations in 1993, John served for over twenty years with the Australian Treasury including appointment as Deputy Secretary (Economic) from 1990-1993 and postings at the International Monetary Fund (1978-1980) and as Minister (Economic) at the Australian Embassy in Washington DC (1985-1988).
In 1996, John was a member of the Australian Government’s Audit Commission into public sector finances. John was also a Board member of the Audit Committee of the Australian Stock Exchange (1997-2003).
John graduated from Monash University, Melbourne, in 1972, with a first-class honours degree in economics.
Mr Nigel Ray PSM
Deputy Secretary, Macroeconomic Group
Macroeconomic Group advises the Treasury ministers on a wide range of matters relating to the performance of the Australian economy. These matters include current economic conditions and the outlook for the Australian economy, macroeconomic policies (i.e. monetary and fiscal), and current and prospective international economic issues.
Nigel is Australia's G20 Finance Deputy. He is the Executive sponsor of Treasury's Progressing Women Initiative and a member of the Board of the Centre for Market Design at the University of Melbourne.
Before taking up his current position in July 2015, Nigel was the Deputy Secretary, Fiscal Group. He joined the Treasury in 1988. Nigel served as Minister-Counsellor (Economic) at the Australian Embassy in Washington DC in 1997-2000.
Nigel holds Master of Economics and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Sydney. He was awarded the Public Service Medal in 2013.
Mr Michael Brennan
Deputy Secretary, Fiscal Group
Michael Brennan is the Deputy Secretary, Fiscal Group, with responsibility within Treasury for budget policy, retirement incomes, Commonwealth-State relations, social policy, infrastructure and industry policy.
Michael started in the role in October 2015, before which he was Deputy Secretary, Economic in the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance. Michael has worked as an Associate Director in the economics and policy practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and as a senior adviser to Treasurers and Ministers for Finance at the State and Federal level.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the ANU.
Ms Maryanne Mrakovcic
Deputy Secretary, Revenue Group
Maryanne Mrakovcic commenced as Deputy Secretary, Revenue Group in May 2016. In this position, Maryanne provides advice to the Government on revenue and taxation policy matters. The work of the Group includes the provision of revenue forecasts and costings of taxation policies, analysis of the economic and social effects of taxation policy proposals, undertaking consultations and advising on taxation policy options, instructing parliamentary counsel on the design of taxation laws, supporting the passage of taxation legislation through Parliament and advising on superannuation and retirement income policies. The Group also contributes to public understanding of revenue matters through contributions to budget and other government publications.
Prior to her current role, Maryanne was Associate Secretary of the Fiscal and Economic Group at the NSW Treasury. She held this position from February 2013 to May 2016. The Fiscal and Economic Group is the NSW Government’s central source of advice on State fiscal and economic strategy and plays a key role in coordinating high-impact policy issues with state-wide economic implications. In this role, Maryanne was also responsible for the Financial Management Transformation Project involving significant reforms to financial reporting in the NSW public sector.
Prior to joining NSW Treasury, Maryanne’s career spanned 30 years with the Commonwealth Treasury including five years at the IMF.
She holds a Masters of Economics from the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Economics) from the University of Sydney.
Mr John Lonsdale
Deputy Secretary, Markets Group
John Lonsdale commenced as Deputy Secretary, Markets Group in November 2015. In this position John has responsibility for policy relating to the financial system, competition and consumers, capital markets, retail investment, infrastructure and foreign investment.
Prior to his current appointment, John was the Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Secretary in charge of foreign investment. John has been a Deputy Secretary and member of the Treasury Executive Board since July 2013. In 2014 he led the Secretariat to the Financial System Inquiry, based in Sydney. Prior to this role, as Executive Director, Policy Coordination and Governance, John’s key responsibilities were to drive the Incoming Government briefing process, develop options for organisational change and be the Chief Risk Officer.
John has been with the Treasury since 1986 and has worked across key areas in the Department including Budget policy, tax policy, retirement incomes and the financial system. In 2008 and 2009, he worked as the Chief Advisor in the Secretariat supporting Australia’s Future Tax System Review, a major review of Australia’s tax and transfer systems. In 2010 as General Manager of the Financial System Division he led the development of the Competitive and Sustainable Banking System reform package. In 2012 and 2013 John led Budget Policy Division and worked on the 2013-14 Budget and 2012-13 MYEFO.
Mr Peter Robinson
Chief Operating Officer