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Damien White

Executive Director, Centre for Population

Damien White has recently become the Executive Director of the Centre for Population (which is part of his position as First Assistant Secretary of Commonwealth-State and Population Division) in the Department of the Treasury.

He has been a long-term Treasury officer since joining as a graduate and has worked across a broad range of policy areas, with a focus on the budget and fiscal policy issues.  This has included as Chief Advisor, National Security; Division Head of Infrastructure, Industry, Environment and Defence Division; and Principal Advisor in Social Policy Division.

Damien has also held a senior roles in the Office of National Intelligence (including Deputy Director-General) and the Department of Communications (reviewing the NBN), as well as having been a senior advisor in the Treasurer’s Office.

Damien has an honours degree in economics from Adelaide University.