Mr Gary Banks
28 June 2010 11:39:36 AM
Gary Banks has been Chairman of the Productivity Commission since its inception and was reappointed in April 2008. In addition to overseeing the Commission’s activities, he has personally headed national inquiries on such topics as National Competition Policy, the National Reform Agenda and the Economic Implications of an Ageing Australia. He also chaired the Australian Government’s Regulation Taskforce in 2006. He most recently headed the Productivity Commission’s inquiries into the gambling industry and executive remuneration. Gary Banks chairs the inter-governmental Steering Committee under COAG for the Review of Government Services. In 1998 he was a member of the West Review of Higher Education, and he chaired the Infrastructure Stream at the Australia 2020 Summit. In 2007 he was made an officer of the Order of Australia for services to the development of public policy in microeconomic reform and regulation.