McKinnon Prize 2023 Shortlisting Committee

Michael Brennan (Chair)

Michael Brennan is an experienced public policy economist who has worked across government, research and the private sector. He is currently CEO of e61, an independent non-partisan economic research institute focused on empirical evidence to support good policy. Prior to this he was the Chair of the Productivity Commission (2015-2023). Michael has been a Deputy Secretary in the Commonwealth Treasury (running the Fiscal Group) and the Victorian Treasury (as Deputy Secretary, Economic). He has worked in consulting at PwC and as a senior adviser to Treasurers and Finance Ministers at the State and Federal level. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from ANU.