Paul Lindwall is a full-time Commissioner, reappointed for a second five-year term in April 2019. Paul was an Associate Commissioner for the Public Infrastructure Inquiry from 2013.
Paul has served as a senior official with the Australian Treasury, the Department of Finance and the Productivity Commission with a focus on macroeconomic policy, financial markets, industry policy, national security and social policy.
He has represented Australia at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) also covering the European Union and United Kingdom. Paul also later worked as a consultant to the Office of the Secretary-General and the Public Governance Directorate of the OECD.
Paul has degrees in economics from the Australian National University (ANU) as well as a diploma in Ancient History and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Paul is a member of the board of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. He holds a Private Pilot Licence.
At the Productivity Commission, Paul worked on:
- Caring for Older Australians inquiry
- Contribution of the Not-for-Profit Sector study
- Public Infrastructure inquiry
- Barriers to Efficient Gas Markets research report
- International Education Services paper
- Migrant Intake into Australia inquiry
- Regulation of Agriculture inquiry
- Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation inquiry
- Transitioning Regional Economies study
- Regulation of Airports inquiry
- Remote Area Tax Concessions and Payments study
Paul is currently the presiding commissioner for the National Transport Regulatory Reform inquiry and chairs the Productivity Commission’s Audit Committee.