Dr Don Gunasekera is currently a Visiting Scientist at the Centre for Complex Systems Science in CSIRO. Until recently, he was the Chief Economist at the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE).
In 2008 Don led ABARE’s climate change modelling work for the Garnaut Climate Change Review. In 2007, he was a member of an independent working group for the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council (PMSEIC) which prepared a report on Climate Change in Australia: Regional Impacts and Adaptation.
Don has had wide experience in the Australian Public Service working in a range of organisations including the Productivity Commission, the National Competition Council, the Department of Environment and Heritage and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.
He has a PhD in Economics from the Australian National University and has completed the Senior Managers in Government Program at Harvard University.