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External Activities

Grattan Institute’s mandate is to be objective, evidence-driven and non-aligned. An important aspect of our governance is to ensure that the external activities of our staff avoid conflicts of interest or reputational concerns, whilst also supporting their aspirations and value of them participating in the broader community.

Our staff are required to disclose, and have approval, to undertake any paid or unpaid external activities. This information is published on our website to maintain transparency with our stakeholders and broader community.

Permission is granted on a case-by-case basis. As always in these matters, common sense, sound judgment, mutual trust and integrity apply.

A sub-committee of our Board, comprising of The Hon. Alex Chernov AC QC (Chairman), Dr David Kemp (Director) and Professor John Daley (CEO) determine permissions.

Currently Approved External Activities

John Daley

Sacred Heart Mission
Chair: Steering Committee for Journey to Social Inclusion Project
Ongoing
Unpaid

Victorian College of the Arts and Music (VCAM)
Member: Advisory Board
Ongoing
Unpaid

Malthouse Theatre
Non Executive Director
Ongoing
Unpaid

Myer Innovation Fellowship Committee
Member
Ongoing
Unpaid

Australia Council
Chair, Sector Strategy Panel for Research
2013 – 2016
Unpaid

Philanthropy Australia
Member, Policy and Research Committee
Ongoing
Unpaid

Westpac
Observer, Westpac Stakeholder Advisory Council
2 years from 2016
Unpaid

Australian Youth Orchestra
Member, National Council
3 years from 2016
Unpaid

Andrew Norton

Alfred Deakin Lecture Trust
Trustee
Ongoing
Unpaid

Member Ministerial Expert Panel on Higher Education Reform
Minister for Education and Training (Cth)
Time Limited
Sitting fee declined

Annual higher education media awards judge
National Press Club / Universities Australia
Time Limited
Unpaid

Jim Minifie

Chair of the ABS Economic Statistics User Group
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Ongoing
Unpaid

Stephen Duckett

Member of faculty for in service training
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Once-off
Paid

Technical expert on hospital management
World Health Organisation
Once-off
Unpaid

Department of Health and Human Services (Vic)
Lead of review into Victorian hospital governance
Fixed term
Paid

Member of a committee advising on reporting of out-of-pocket costs
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Time Limited
Unpaid

Tony Wood

Member Advisory Board
Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine
Two year Term
Unpaid

Peter Goss

Member Minister’s Expert Panel for Schools (Vic)
Victorian Department of Education
Ongoing
Unpaid

Member National Education Program Council
beyondblue
Ongoing
Unpaid

Danielle Wood

Chair, Women in Economics Network and Council Member
Economics Society of Australia
2017
Unpaid

Jordana Hunter

Member of Board of Management
Tweedle Child and Family Health Service
Ongoing
Unpaid

Hugh Parsonage

Internal R Course for Staff
Frontier Economics
Fixed Term
Paid

Software Development and Training Project
Phoebe Solutions
Once-off
Paid

Paul Austin

Consulting on plain English writing
VOSS
Ongoing
Paid

Owian Emsile

Consulting Insurance Analyst
Pacific Indemnity Underwriting Solutions
Ongoing
Paid