Patricia Scott

Patricia Scott Commissioner

Patricia Scott


Patricia Scott was appointed a full-time Commissioner of the Productivity Commission in September 2009. Patricia is an economist with wide experience in policy and service delivery.

Immediately prior to her appointment to the Commission, Patricia was Secretary of the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (December 2007 to August 2009) and earlier was the Secretary of the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts.

Patricia was instrumental in the successful establishment of the Department of Human Services following her appointment as the first Secretary of that department in October 2004.

Previous roles include Deputy Secretary in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (Social Policy), Deputy Secretary in the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources and First Assistant Secretary of Economic Division in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Patricia's work has covered a wide area of economic and social policy.

Before joining the Australian Public Service in 1990, Patricia was an economist at the Reserve Bank.

Patricia has a Bachelor of Economics from the Australian National University and a Master of Economics from Macquarie University.

Patricia is currently the presiding commissioner for a study on Cost of Doing Business: Retail Trade.

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