Martin Parkinson, one of the nation’s most senior public servants for 30 years announced his retirement from his role as Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in August 2019.
In a nearly 40 year career Martin has been the secretary of three departments: Climate Change, Treasury and, most recently Prime Minister and Cabinet; has worked at the International Monetary Fund; and has represented Australia in dealings with the G20, IMF, World Bank, and the OECD.
Martin Parkinson is the Chancellor of Macquarie University and is currently on the boards of Worley, North Queensland Airports, and Male Champions of Change, and is a member of the Northern Territory Reconstruction Commission. He has previously been on the Board of the Reserve Bank, Chair of the Australian Office of Financial Management, on the Council of Financial Regulators and on the board of Orica.
In the past 12 months since his departure from the corridors of Canberra, he has been highly sought after by corporate Australia for his insights into the Australian economy and the blow it has taken from the coronavirus pandemic.