Gordon de Brouwer

Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Economics Program
Associated Programs: Economics Program

Gordon de Brouwer has over 30 years’ deep experience in public policy and administration. He was secretary of the Australian Department of the Environment and Energy from 2013-2017, following senior positions in the Australian Prime Minister’s Department (2008-2013, including as G20 sherpa from 2010-2013), Treasury (2003-2008), Australian National University (as professor of economics from 2000-2002), and Reserve Bank of Australia (1991-1999). His areas of professional policy expertise include macro, financial, and international economics and policy; natural resource and environmental management; climate change and energy policies; integrating economics and security in strategic policy; international organizations (especially APEC and G20); institutional design and governance; and public-sector management and reform. De Brouwer recently conducted reviews on the Australian Public Service for the Australian prime minister and on the Woomera Protected Area for the Australian defense and resources ministers. He is an honorary professor and distinguished fellow at the Australian National University and adjunct professor at the University of Canberra. He was made a Knight in France’s Legion of Honor in 2013 for G20 and public service. He has a doctorate in economics from the Australian National University.