Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM
2018 Review of the Woomera Prohibited Area Coexistence Framework
Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM has over 30 years’ experience in public policy and administration. He was Secretary of the Department of the Environment and Energy from 2013-17, following senior positions in the Prime Minister’s Department (2008-13, including as G20 Sherpa from 2010-13), Treasury (2003-08), Australian National University (as Professor of Economics, 2000-2002) and Reserve Bank (1991-99).
His areas of professional policy expertise include macro, financial and international economics and policy; natural resource and environmental management; climate change and energy policies; international organisations (especially G20); institutional design and governance; and public-sector management and reform. He is a strategic and integrated systems thinker with extensive experience in many areas of public policy, including in Asia and overseas.
Gordon is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia and was President of the ACT Branch from June 2016 to September 2017. He is on the Advisory Council of the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation, and is an Honorary Professor and Distinguished Fellow at the ANU and Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra in the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis. He is a member of the Centre for Strategy and Governance and is a facilitator for the Jeff Whalan Learning Group for mentoring and developing senior public servants in Australia and New Zealand. He received a Public Service Medal in 2011 for his work on the G20, and was made a Knight in France’s Legion of Honour in 2013 for G20 and public service. He has a doctorate in economics from the Australian National University.
Gordon was appointed to the panel of the Independent Review of the Australian Public Service on 4 May 2018.
Gordon was appointed to lead the 2018 Review of the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) Coexistence Framework on 11 May 2018.
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