26-28 August 2014
Mr Paul Morris
First Assistant Secretary, Agricultural Competitiveness Taskforce, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Paul Morris has been a professional public servant in the agricultural, fisheries and forestry areas for 30 years. During this time he has served in policy, research, and senior management positions.
He is currently leading the Agricultural Competitiveness Taskforce in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. In this position he is overseeing the development of the Australian Government’s White Paper on agricultural competitiveness, which will drive the long-term agricultural policies of the Government.
Mr Morris was previously Executive Director of the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). He has also held a number of senior positions in the Department of Agriculture and had a posting at the Australian Embassy in Washington DC.
Mr Morris has qualifications in economics from the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University.