Jenny Allen

Senior Advisor,
Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
Public Policy Economist


Jenny has a degree in Economics from the Australian National University, complemented by a Science Degree (honours in Psychology), a Graduate Diploma in Public Economic Policy and a Masters in Legal Studies.

She has worked in public policy at the Commonwealth Treasury and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and in collaboration with a number of Commonwealth and state agencies.

Jenny has worked across a range of key public policy areas including Commonwealth-State relations, fiscal policy, industry policy and structural adjustment, competition policy, climate change and water issues, drought and disaster relief, taxation and telecommunications.

Jenny is currently working with the new Office of the National Data Commissioner to facilitate use and re-use of public sector data while maintaining appropriate data privacy and security.