Australian Public Service Commissioner
Mr Sedgwick has had a long and distinguished career in the public sector having served as the Secretary to the Commonwealth Departments of Finance, Employment and Education between 1992 and 2002. He became Australian Public Service Commissioner in December 2009 after a period as Professor and Director of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne. He is a former Commissioner and Chairperson of the Industry Commission, a former senior officer of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and was the Senior Economic Adviser to Prime Minister Hawke from 1985 to 1988.
Mr Sedgwick graduated with Honours in Economics from the University of Sydney and holds a Master's Degree from the University of London (LSE). He was a member of the Board of the Asian Development Bank between 2002 and 2007.
He is currently chairperson of the NSW Government Better Services and Value Taskforce; and a member of the Research and Policy Council of the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia, the Board of the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation, the Advisory Council of the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy, and the Advisory Board for the Australian National Institute for Public Policy.