Julie Abramson was appointed a part time Commissioner with the Productivity Commission in December 2015.
Julie is a lawyer with over 20 years regulatory experience at both State and Federal levels. She was also a part-time Commissioner with the Victorian Essential Services Commission from August 2014 to August 2016.
Her career in public policy includes working with Government, industry bodies (VECCI, Civil Contractors Federation), the private sector (National Australia Bank) and a Regulatory Agency (Australian Securities and Investments Commission). She has particular expertise in economic related regulatory matters such as financial services and competition policy. She also has strong policy skills in the Vocational Education sector as well as infrastructure and procurement policy.
Julie has also worked in self-regulation and was a member of the 3 person Code Compliance Monitoring Committee which monitors bank compliance with the voluntary Code of Banking Practice from 2008 to 2011. She is currently a member of the Governing Council of the Photography Studies College (a dual sector Higher Education Provider).
Julie has a BA, LLB and LLM (Commercial Law) from Monash University. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).
Julie is currently a Commissioner on the Mental Health inquiry.
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