Paul Lindwall is a full-time Commissioner, appointed for a five-year term commencing on 1 January 2015. Paul was an Associate Commissioner for the Public Infrastructure Inquiry.
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 also worked as a senior economic adviser to then-Treasurer Peter Costello and then-Leader of the Opposition Malcolm Turnbull.
He has represented Australia at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) also coverning 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 (associate commissioner)
- Barriers to Efficient Gas Markets research report
- International Education Services paper
- Migrant Intake into Australia inquiry (presiding commissioner)
- Regulation of Agriculture inquiry (presiding commissioner)
- Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation inquiry (presiding commissioner)
- Transitioning Regional Economies commissioned study (presiding commissioner)
Paul is currently the presiding commissioner for the Economic Regulation of Airports public inquiry and chairs the Productivity Commission’s Audit Committee.