NSW Lunch & Learn: The role of women in shaping economic policy


From: Wednesday August 28, 2019, 12:00 am

To: Wednesday August 28, 2019, 12:00 am

NSW Women in Economics (WEN) is pleased to announce our next “Lunch and Learn” session on the role of women in shaping economic policy.

Our panel of Joann Wilkie (NSW Treasury), Danielle Wood (Grattan Institute) and Jeremy Thorpe (PwC) will talk about the role of women – as citizens, economists and policy-makers – in shaping economic policy and how this might change with more women in leadership roles.

A light lunch will be provided.


Wednesday, 28 August 2019 from 12:00pm until 1:30pm


PwC, One International Towers, Watermans Quay, Barangaroo, NSW 2000 




Danielle Wood
Danielle is the Budget Policy and Institutional Reform Program Director at the Grattan Institute. Her research and advocacy efforts focus on tax and budget policy, inequality and integrity reforms. She is a regular media commentator and speaker on economic policy issues. 

Danielle previously worked as Principal Economist at the ACCC, Senior Consultant at NERA Economic Consulting, and as a Senior Research Economist at the Productivity Commission.

Danielle has a Masters of Commerce (Economics) and a Masters in Competition Law from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide. Danielle is the President of the Central Council of the Economic Society of Australia and the National Chair of the Women in Economics Network.


Joann Wilkie

Joann Wilkie joined NSW Treasury in February 2019 as Deputy Secretary for the Economic Strategy and Productivity Group. In this role, she leads the delivery of economic and revenue forecasting; provision of advice on economic policy and reform, including on productivity; and engagement with Commonwealth, State and Territories on key national reforms and issues.

Before she joined Treasury, Joann worked in the Australian Public Service in Canberra for 20 years, working on agricultural, energy, gender, and regulatory policy, and in various policy areas at the Commonwealth Treasury, including business tax, productivity, industry policy and G-20 engagement.

Joann has a Bachelor of Economics (Hon) from Sydney University and a Masters of Public Policy from the Australian National University. Joann is the mother of two children. She grew up in Bundjalung country, her children were born in Ngunnawal country and they all now live in Gadigal country. She gives her thanks to the past and present elders of the Bundjalung, Ngunnawal and Gadigal for nurturing and supporting her and her family.

Jeremy Thorpe

Jeremy is an economist with more than 20 years of experience in the public and private sectors. He is currently a Partner at PwC in its national Economics & Policy team, and is the firm's chief Economist. He was previously a Director of a boutique economic consultancy and prior to that was at the Commonwealth Treasury and the Productivity Commission.






One International Towers, Watermans Quay, Barangaroo NSW 2000

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