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Don Russell

Master of Economics ANU 1972

Career highlights

  • Secretary, Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education 2011-present
  • Independent Chairperson of State Super 2008-2011
  • Executive Director WestLB Asset Management Sydney (2001-present)
  • Vice-President Sanford Bernstein New York (1997-2000)
  • Australian Ambassador to the United States (1993-1995)
  • Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Keating (1991-1993, 1995-1996)
  • Principal Advisor to Treasurer Paul Keating (1985-1991)
  • Counsellor (Financial) Australian delegation to the OECD (1981-84)
  • Treasury Economist (1971-1981)

Career philosophy

"Ideas and a certain boldness go well together."

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