Mike Callaghan AM PSM
Mike Callaghan is chair of the Commonwealth Grants Commission and chaired the 2020 Review of the Retirement Income System. He spent 38 years in the Australian Treasury, including: Deputy Secretary Macroeconomic Group; Australia’s G20 Finance Deputy; Prime Minister’s Special Envoy International Economy; and Deputy Secretary Revenue Group.
He was an Executive Director at the IMF from 2000 to 2004 and served as Chief of Staff to the Treasurer, the Hon Peter Costello from 1999 to 2000.
Mike has chaired independent reviews for the Australian Government covering tax, insurance, and economic regulation. He has also undertaken reviews and consultancies for the IMF and World Bank and served as the independent chair for two replenishments of the ADB’s Asian Development Fund.
From 2018 to 2020 he was Chair on the Aged Care Financing Authority, and from 2012 to 2014, Mike was Director of the G20 Studies Centre at the Lowy Institute. He was on the Board of the Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation from 2017 to 2019.
Mike has economic and law degrees from ANU, is a graduate of the Royal College of Defence Studies in London, and a graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Supported by an Advisory Panel
Mike will be assisted by a Customer Advisory Panel who will be consulted at the reviewer’s discretion. The panel will include two consumer representatives and one small business representative. The ABA will seek the input of the Consumer Federation of Australia (CFA) and the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) to appoint the members of this panel.