Mr Michael Callaghan AM PSM
Mr Michael Callaghan has a long career in public policy, including 38 years in the Australian Treasury. From 2008 to 2012 he was Deputy Secretary, Macroeconomic Group, Australia’s G20 Finance Deputy and the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy, International Economy. From 2005-2007, Mr Callaghan was Deputy Secretary, Revenue Group.
Mr Callaghan spent four years on the IMF Executive Board in Washington DC and served as Chief of Staff to the Australian Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello.
Mr Callaghan has chaired a number of reviews for the Australian Government and international organisations. In 2020, Mr Callaghan chaired the Retirement Income Review. In 2017, Mr Callaghan chaired the review of the Petroleum Resource Rent Tax and the review of the Economic Impact of the Government’s Regulation Agenda. Mr Callaghan also chaired the Northern Australia Insurance Premiums Taskforce. Mr Callaghan chaired the 12th and 13th replenishment of the Asian Development Bank’s Asian Development Fund.
From 2018 to 2020, Mr Callaghan was Chair of the Aged Care Financing Authority. From 2013 to 2014, Mr Callaghan was Director of the G20 Studies Centre at the Lowy Institute and is now a non-resident Fellow at the Lowy Institute. Mr Callaghan served on the Board of the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation from 2017 to 2019.
Mr Callaghan is a Member of the Order of Australia and has been awarded the Public Service Medal and Centenary Medal. Mr Callaghan has economics and law degrees from the Australian National University, and is a graduate of the Royal College of Defence Studies in London and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Current term: 25 June 2020 to 24 June 2025
Dr Lynne Williams AM
Dr Lynne Williams worked as an economist in the public sector for over 30 years, and has since been a non-executive director and Commissioner on several Commonwealth and state government bodies. Dr Williams is currently a member of the Victorian Legal Services Board, where she also chairs the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee.
Dr Williams was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2017 for her contributions to economic and public policy and awarded the Faculty of Business and Economics (University of Melbourne) Alumni of Distinction Faculty Award in 2019.
Dr Williams previously held senior executive positions in both the Victorian and Federal public services, including the Victorian Treasury and Finance, Premier and Cabinet and Industry departments, and the Federal Productivity Commission, Bureau of Immigration, Multicultural and Population Research and Bureau of Labour Market Research.
Dr Williams has degrees in economics from the University of Melbourne, the London School of Economics and Monash University. Dr Williams is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA), a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and Principal Fellow of St Hilda’s College (University of Melbourne), where she is also a Board member.
Current term: 1 September 2021 to 31 August 2026
Dr Angela Jackson
Dr Angela Jackson is a health economist and Lead Economist at Impact Economics and Policy. Having started her career as an economist at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, she has worked across tax, fiscal and social policy. During her time in Government, Dr Jackson also worked as the Finance Minister’s Deputy Chief of Staff and was responsible for providing policy advice across fiscal policy and all areas of social policy, including National Health Reform. As Lead Economist at both Impact Economics and Policy and Equity Economics, Dr Jackson has advised Governments and non-profit organisations, and authored a number of high-profile reports on health, aged care, disability, housing and gender policy.
Dr Jackson is chair of the Victorian National Heart Foundation Advisory Board and National Chair of the Women in Economics Network. Previously, Dr Jackson, was the non-Executive Director of Royal Melbourne Hospital for six years, including during the 2020 pandemic response in Victoria.
Dr Jackson holds a Masters in International Health Policy (Health Economics) with Distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Tasmania. Angela was awarded her PhD on the Economics of Disability in Australia from Monash University.
Current term: 24 August 2022 to 23 August 2027
Professor Anne Tiernan
Professor Anne Tiernan is Head of Research and Professor of Political Leadership at the McKinnon Institute for Political Leadership - an independent, non-partisan organisation whose mission is to enhance the effectiveness of our political leaders by building the capacity of federal, state and territory members of parliament.
A political scientist whose career spans higher education, federal and state government, consultancy and teaching, Professor Tiernan’s research focuses on the work of governing. She has written extensively on the political–administrative interface, governmental transitions, policy capacity and executive advisory arrangements - particularly the support needs of ministers, the role of the public service, intergovernmental coordination and public policy agenda-setting. She has published extensively in Australia and internationally.
Professor Tiernan is a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia, and a Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) and has held a range of Board appointments.
An Adjunct Professor with Griffith University, and previously a member of the University’s senior leadership team, Anne served as inaugural Dean (Engagement) of the Griffith Business School, where she led development of the Group’s internationally acknowledged Engagement Strategy and operating model. She is Managing Director of mission-led consultancy firm Constellation Impact Advisory.
Current term: 1 September 2022 to 31 August 2027