Christopher Sheil

Member of the Executive Committee

Chris is a visiting senior fellow in history in the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of New South Wales, an adjunct professor in social policy at Boston University, and a member of the Australian Society of Authors.

He is also a former senior executive in the NSW cabinet office and has served under many governments, memorably as a policy adviser on inter-govermental relations under the first woman to lead an Australian government, Western Australian Premier Carmen Lawrence. Chris has served on 60+ major national and state social and economic policy committees, including a dozen cabinet committees. He is the author or editor of four books and over 200 other academic and government publications, and is a former monthly columnist in the Australian Financial Review. His current research interests are in Australian politics and policy, productivity and maritime labour, and economic inequality.

Chris was first elected to the Executive Committee in 2002 and retired as President of the Evatt Foundation in October 2019, after 13 years in the chair.