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Grattan Institute announces incoming CEO

Grattan Institute’s Board has 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.
 
Ms Wood 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.
 
Ms Wood is also the President of the Economic Society of Australia and has been the Chair of the Society’s Women in Economics Network. Earlier, Ms Wood 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. That this role has been filled from Grattan’s own ranks reflects the organisation’s strength," said Chairman Hon. Alex Chernov.
 
"As previously announced, Grattan Institute’s inaugural CEO, Prof John Daley, will be stepping down in July 2020. 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."

Taken from Grattan Institute media release January 2020. 

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