|Chancellor of Macquarie University|
|Assumed office |
24 October 2019
|Preceded by||Michael Egan|
|Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet|
23 January 2016 – 30 August 2019
|Preceded by||Michael Thawley|
|Succeeded by||Phil Gaetjens|
|Secretary of the Department of the Treasury|
7 March 2011 – 12 December 2014
|Preceded by||Ken Henry|
|Succeeded by||John Fraser|
|Secretary of the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency|
8 March 2010 – 7 March 2011
|Preceded by||New department|
|Succeeded by||Blair Comley|
|Secretary of the Department of Climate Change|
3 December 2007 – 8 March 2010
|Preceded by||New department|
|Succeeded by||Department abolished|
Martin Lee Parkinson
26 September 1958
Stawell, Victoria, Australia
|Alma mater||University of Adelaide;|
Australian National University;
Martin Lee Parkinson(born 26 September 1958) is a senior Australian public servant. He was Secretary of the Department of the Treasury between March 2011 and December 2014. On 3 December 2015 it was announced that he would return to the public service as Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. He retired from the position on 30 August 2019 and was replaced by Phil Gaetjens, former chief of staff to Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Parkinson has served as the Chancellor of Macquarie University since 2019.
Parkinson graduated with honours from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Economics. He completed his master's degree in economics at the Australian National University in 1983 and his Master of Arts in 1988, also at the Australian National University. He completed his Ph.D in 1990 at Princeton University.
Parkinson has previously served as the inaugural secretary of the Department of Climate Change, deputy secretary of the Department of the Treasury, an International Monetary Fund official, and an advisor to former Australian Treasurer, John Dawkins.[when?]
Between 2011 and 2015, Parkinson was secretary of the Department of the Treasury.
In late October 2019, Parkinson was elected chancellor at Macquarie University.
Parkinson was awarded the Public Service Medal on 26 January 2008. He was also a recipient of the inaugural Australian National University Alumnus of the Year Award on 9 March 2013. In 2017 Parkinson was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to the Australian community through leadership in public sector roles, to innovative government administration and high level program delivery, to the development of economic policy, and to climate change strategy.
| Secretary of the Department of Climate Change
as Secretary of the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
as Secretary of the Department of Climate Change
| Secretary of the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
| Secretary of the Department of the Treasury
| Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
| Chancellor of Macquarie University