Dr Martin Parkinson AC

Dr Martin Parkinson AC

Chancellor, Macquarie University

Dr Martin Parkinson is Chancellor of Macquarie University.

Martin was Secretary of the Department of the Treasury 2011-2014, and in 2015 was appointed Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. He retired from the position in 2019.

He has worked at the International Monetary Fund, and has represented Australia in dealings with the G20, IMF, World Bank, and the OECD.

Martin graduated with honours from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Economics completing his Masters in Economics at the Australian National University in 1983 and his Masters in Arts in 1988. He completed his Ph.D in 1990 at Princeton University.

He was awarded the Public Service Medal on 26 January 2008, and was also a recipient of the inaugural Australian National University Alumnus of the Year Award in 2013.

In 2017 Martin was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to the Australian community. He is currently on several boards including Worley, North Queensland Airports, and Male Champions of Change, and 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.