Jenny Wilkinson commenced her four year term as Parliamentary Budget Officer on Monday 24 July 2017. She succeeds Phil Bowen, who held this position from the establishment of the PBO in 2012.
Over her career, Ms Wilkinson has worked across a wide range of public policy areas in the Commonwealth Treasury, the Department of Climate Change, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Reserve Bank of Australia.
She has been responsible for advice on policy issues including fiscal and monetary policy settings, macroeconomic developments and forecasts, retirement income and superannuation policy, small business policy, competition policy and climate change policy.
Ms Wilkinson holds a Masters Degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University and a Bachelors Degree in Economics (with Honours) from the Australian National University.