Dr Gordon de Brouwer has over 30 years’ experience in public policy in senior leadership positions including at the federal Departments of Environment and Energy Department (Portfolio Secretary); Prime Minister and Cabinet (Associate Secretary); and Treasury (Visiting Professor, Assistant Secretary and First Assistant Secretary). He has also held very senior positions at the Australian National University (ANU) and the Reserve Bank of Australia.
His areas of professional policy expertise are natural resource management; climate change and energy policies; macro, financial and international economics and policy; international organisations (especially the G20); institutional design and governance; and public-sector management and reform.
Gordon is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia. He is on the Advisory Council of the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation, and is a Public Policy Fellow at the ANU and Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra in the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis. He received a Public Service Medal in 2011 for his work on the G20, and was made a Knight in France’s Legion of Honour in 2013 for G20 and public service.
Gordon has a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours and a Master of Commerce with First Class Honours from the University of Melbourne. He is also a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from the Australian National University.