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Professor Gary Banks commenced as Dean and CEO of the Australia New Zealand School of Government in January, 2013, bringing to ANZSOG his wide experience and understanding of major public policy issues, following a long and successful leadership record at the Productivity Commission, which has become Australia’s most respected independent source of policy research and advice to Government.
Professor Banks was Chairman of the Productivity Commission from its inception in 1998. In addition to overseeing the Commission’s development and activities, he personally headed national inquiries on a variety of significant public policy and regulatory topics. These included research and development, infrastructure regulation, greenhouse policy, private health insurance, gambling policy, housing affordability, availability of finance, the National Competition Policy, executive remuneration, import safeguards and trans-Tasman economic relations.
For many years, Gary Banks chaired the COAG Steering Committee for the Review of Government Services, which produces a major report (the Blue Book) annually. He was also the initial Convenor for the Review’s Working Group on Indigenous Disadvantage. For several years, he had responsibility for overseeing the Commonwealth’s regulation-making processes through the Office of Regulation Review, and in 2007 established its successor body, the Office of Best Practice Regulation.
In earlier years, Gary worked at the Centre for International Economics, Canberra, and has been a consultant to the OECD, World Bank and WTO. He was previously a Senior Economist with the GATT Secretariat in Geneva, and Visiting Fellow at the Trade Policy Research Centre, London. He holds degrees in economics from Monash University and the Australian National University.
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