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Productivity Commission Chair Appointment

Today the Treasurer has announced the appointment of Michael Brennan as the new Chair of the Productivity Commission – I could not be more pleased with this appointment.

Michael has been an outstanding member of the Executive Committee seeing the Department through three Commonwealth Budgets. The Productivity Commission will be well served by his high level strategic, economic analysis and leadership qualities. I would like to personally thank Michael for his support, sound reasoning and guidance. I wish him all the best in his new and very important role.

With Michael’s upcoming departure, I would also like to announce that Simon Atkinson will join Treasury as the Deputy Secretary of Fiscal Group in late August. Simon has deep experience in fiscal policy and will make an immediate impact in the Department.

Michael’s last day in Treasury will be 29 August, before taking some leave to commence his new role as Chair of the Productivity Commission on 11 September.

John Fraser
Secretary to the Treasury