Mr Ken Matthews AO

.Mr Ken Matthews AO
Chair and Chief Executive Officer
National Water Commission

Ken Matthews has been the Chair and Chief Executive of the National Water Commission since March 2005. Mr Matthews was previously the Secretary of the Department of Transport and Regional Services and the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

Mr Matthews’ academic background is in economics, majoring in government (B.Ec. University of Sydney, 1974). Mr Matthews is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration and the Australian Institute of Management.

Mr Matthews received a Centenary Medal in 2001 for services to public administration and was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2005.

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