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Grattan Alumni

There is life after Grattan

Grattan staff come from a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds, each bringing unique perspectives and skills to the team. It is always sad to see them leave, but we are pleased to see them going on to do great things. Here are some of our alumni and where they are now:

Former School Education Program Director Ben Jensen left Grattan earlier this year to create Learning First, a consultancy focussed on creating the highest-quality teaching and learning in schools. Former Associates Julie Sonnemann and Amelie Hunter joined Ben as Senior Consultants at Learning First.

Former Productivity Growth Program Director Saul Eslake is Chief Economist at the Bank of America.

Former Senior Associate Annette Lancy is Director of Strategic Projects at the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development in Victoria.

Former Productivity Growth Fellow Marcus Walsh took a post as Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office of the Commonwealth Minister for Trade, Minister for Competitiveness and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Asian Century Policy. He is now Director, Strategic Projects, Higher Education and Skills at the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

Former Australian Perspectives Fellow Cassie McGannon left to begin a Masters in Public Policy at Princeton University.

Former Energy Fellow Tristan Edis moved on to edit Climate Spectator.

Former Cities Fellow Peter Mares has taken up a career as a writer and presenter.

Former Associate Daniel Mullerworth works at the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.

Former Associate Helen Morrow took up a post as Senior Review Officer at the Climate Change Authority before becoming Principal Policy Officer at the Department of State Development, Business and Innovation.

Former Associate Katherine Molyneux left Grattan to complete a Master of Philosophy at Oxford. She now works at BHP as a Public Policy Analyst.

Former Associate Julian Reichl is a Consultant at ACIL Allen Consulting.

Former Associate Leah Ginnivan was an adviser to Independent Federal MP, Cathy McGowan, before moving to Washington DC to pursue other avenues.

Former Associate Joanna Farmer is a Public Policy Consultant at Urbis.

Former Associate Beejay Silcox is studying creative writing at Virginia Tech.