The Chair of Grattan Institute, The Hon Alex Chernov AC QC, announced today that after an extensive search Grattan Institute’s Board had appointed Ms Danielle Wood as Grattan’s new Chief Executive Officer, to take up the role in July 2020 upon the retirement of Prof John Daley.

Danielle is currently the Budget Policy and Institutional Reform Program Director at the Grattan Institute, where her research focuses on economic policy, including tax and budgets, and government integrity.

Danielle is also the President of the Economic Society of Australia and has been the Chair of the Society’s Women in Economics Network.

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

‘I am very pleased that Danielle has agreed to step into the CEO role at Grattan and continue the vital work that we have been doing over the last eleven years’ said Mr Chernov.

Grattan Institute’s inaugural CEO, Prof John Daley, will be stepping down in July 2020.

Mr Chernov said that ‘since John opened the doors in 2009, he has steered Grattan to become Australia’s leading domestic policy think tank, and a household name. Grattan’s Board had enjoyed working with John and, on his departure, will miss his rigorous and practical contributions to Board discussion and Grattan’s work. John will leave Grattan with the thanks and best wishes of the Board and all at the Institute.’

For further enquiries: The Hon. Alex Chernov AC QC, Chairman
T. 03 8344 3637 E.