Leadership Team

Gordon de Brouwer

Dr Gordon de Brouwer (PSM) has led a distinguished career in public policy, working in senior leadership levels in the Australian Government and public institutions for over 30 years. He served as Secretary of the Department of the Environment and Energy (2013-2017) and senior roles in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet including two years as Associate Secretary (2008-2013), following senior positions in the Department, Treasury (2002-2008), Australian National University (2000-2002), and Reserve Bank of Australia (1991-1999).  

His areas of professional policy expertise include macro, financial, and international economics and policy, natural resource and environmental management, climate change and energy policies and institutional design and governance. 

Dr de Brouwer is Honorary Professor and Distinguished Policy Fellow at the Australian National University. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra in the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis and was made a Knight in France’s Legion of Honor in 2013 for G20 and public service.

Other directorships and interests:

National President and Fellow, Institute of Public Administration Australia 

Board, Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)

Board, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), and Chair of the ANSTO Risk and Audit Committee

Chair of the Australian National Committee of the Pacific and Economic Cooperation Council (AusPECC)

Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.

Facilitator, Jeff Whalan Learning Groups 

Advisory Council, The Nature Conservancy Australia

Advisory Council, 50/50 by 2030 Foundation