Jenny Wilkinson

Deputy Secretary, Fiscal Group

Jenny Wilkinson commenced as Deputy Secretary, Fiscal Group in January 2020.

In this position, Jenny provides advice to the Government on policies and spending arrangements with a view to achieving sound and effective fiscal outcomes. Fiscal Group advises Government on a range of policy issues, including budget strategy, national security matters, the Commonwealth’s financial relationships with states and territories, retirement income policy, the deregulation agenda, social policy, and policy relating to the environment, industry and infrastructure. Fiscal Group also delivers core Government fiscal functions, such as producing the Budget and making timely and accurate payments to the states and territories.

Over the course of her career, Jenny has held positions across a number of different departments and agencies. These have included running the Parliamentary Budget Office, from July 2017 to January 2020, and prior to that, holding senior positions in the Commonwealth Treasury, the Department of Industry, the Department of Climate Change, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Reserve Bank of Australia. Working in these roles, she has been responsible for providing advice on a wide range of economic policy issues.

Jenny has served on a number of advisory boards including the ANU Tax Transfer Institute Advisory Board, the ANU College of Business and Economics Advisory Board, the Grattan Institute Public Policy Committee and the Melbourne Institute Advisory Board.

Jenny holds a Masters Degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University and a Bachelors Degree in Economics (with Honours) from the Australian National University.

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