The Secretary

Jenny Wilkinson commenced as Secretary of the Department of Finance on 9 August 2022.

During her career, Jenny has held senior positions across a number of different departments and agencies.  These have included the Commonwealth Treasury, the Parliamentary Budget Office, 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 was awarded a PSM in 2021 for outstanding public service in the development of fiscal policy, particularly for the formulation of the Australian Government’s economic response to COVID 19 and implementation of JobKeeper.

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


Jenny Wilkinson PSM

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