SpecialityProfessor of Economics at the Mitchell Institute, Victoria University
Peter Dawkins is an Emeritus Professor of Economics at the Mitchell Institute, Victoria University where he was the Vice-Chancellor and President from 2011 until 2020. He is also the Chair of the West of Melbourne Economic Development Alliance.
For six years (2005-2010), he was a senior public servant in Victoria, as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Treasury and Finance and Secretary of the Education Department. Before that he was the Ronald Henderson Professor of Applied Economic and Social Research and Director of the Melbourne Institute at the University of Melbourne from 1996 to 2005.
Between1st December 2022 and 6th October 2023 he led the establishment of Jobs and Skills Australia first as Interim Director (under interim legislation) then as Acting Commissioner.