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Commissioners and Associate Commissioners

Michael Brennan - Chair

Michael Brennan, Chair of the Productivity Commission, was appointed for five-year term commencing on 11 September 2018. He is based in Canberra.

Karen Chester - Deputy Chair

Full time Commissioner based in Melbourne, reappointed in 2018.

Angela MacRae
Angela MacRae

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

Harvey Whiteford

Professor Harvey Whiteford was appointed as a part-time Associate Commissioner in November 2018 for a period of 18 months for the purpose of assisting with the Mental Health inquiry.

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.

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

Full time Commissioner based in Canberra, reappointed in 2014 for a 5-year term.

Stephen King

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

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