John Daley is one of Australia’s leading public policy thinkers. He has been Chief Executive of the Grattan Institute since it was founded seven years ago.
Grattan Institute’s work is independent, rigorous, and practical. It fosters informed public debate on the key domestic policy issues for Australia, through both private forums and public activities, engaging key decision makers and the broader community.
John graduated from the University of Oxford in 1999 with a DPhil in public law after completing an LLB (Hons) and a BSc from the University of Melbourne in 1990.
He has 25 years’ experience spanning academic, government and corporate roles at the University of Melbourne, the University of Oxford, the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet, consulting firm McKinsey and Co and ANZ Bank.
John has published extensively on economic reform priorities, budget policy, and tax reform. This work is underpinned by themes of the importance of government prioritisation, and the limits to government effectiveness.
John is also a keen amateur pianist and gardener.