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Commissioners and Associate Commissioners

Peter Harris AO - Chairman

Peter Harris Chairman of the Productivity Commission was appointed on 11 March 2013 for a 5-year full time period and is based in Melbourne.

Karen Chester - Deputy Chair

Full time Commissioner based in Melbourne, appointed on 12 December 2013 for a 5-year term.

Angela MacRae
Angela MacRae

Part time Commissioner based in Melbourne, reappointed in December 2015 for a 5-year term.

Jane Doolan

Part time Commissioner based in Melbourne, appointed on 8 December 2016 for a 5-year term.

John Madden

Full time Associate Commissioner based in Sydney, appointed for a 2-year period (2 January 2017 to 31 December 2018).

Jonathan Coppel

Full time Commissioner reappointed on 28 July 2016 for another 5-year term and is based in Melbourne.

Julie Abramson
Julie Abramson

Part time Commissioner based in Melbourne, appointed on December 2015 for a 5-year term.

Ken Baxter - Commissioner
Ken Baxter

Part time Commissioner based in Sydney, appointed on 30 April 2015 for a 5-year term.

Melinda Cilento
Melinda Cilento

Part time Commissioner based in Melbourne, appointed from 27 November 2014 to 26 November 2019.

Paul Lindwall
Paul Lindwall

Full time Commissioner based in Canberra, appointed on 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2019.

Richard Spencer
Richard Spencer

Part time Commissioner based in Sydney, commenced in October 2016 for a 5-year term.

Robert Fitzgerald
Robert Fitzgerald AM

Robert Fitzgerald is currently on leave from the Commission, pending the completion of his appointment as a Commissioner on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Stephen King

Full time Commissioner based in Melbourne, commenced on 1 July 2016 for a 5-year term.

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