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Ken Henry


Dr Ken Henry, AC is a non-executive director of the Australian Securities Exchange, Cape York Partnership and Accounting for Nature Ltd. He is Chair of Wildlife Recovery Australia and the Australian Climate and Biodiversity Foundation.

Ken is an economist and former public servant, serving as the Secretary of the Department of the Treasury from 2001 to 2011. Ken has been influential in Australian and international economics for much of his career. He has worked alongside both Labor and Liberal governments and represented Australia at numerous international and intergovernmental economic forums. He was also the Chair of National Australia Bank from 2015 to 2019.

Ken was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia in 2007, for service to the development and implementation of economic and taxation policy, and for services to the community in the area of welfare and care of native wildlife. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and of the Australian Institute for International Affairs.

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