Rachel Lloyd

Assistant Secretary, Economic Division, Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet

Government, Academia

I currently lead the Tax, Financial Sector and Employment Branch in PM&C.  Our work is at the sharp end of pubic policy and always interesting.  I have been involved in the development of some key policy initiatives including tax and superannuation reforms in 2016 and 2018 and received a Secretary’s award for our work in 2016. Prior to joining the Branch in November 2015 I worked in Treasury (Tax, Super policy, costing and modelling work, G20 and an Intergenerational report) for almost 10 years.  I also spent some time at the Parliamentary Budget Office when it was first established in 2012.

Prior to Treasury, I worked at the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling at the University of Canberra where I led a range of research and consultancy projects on topics such as child care, superannuation, poverty, effective marginal tax rates, and differential regional impacts.


I have recently spent 3 months at the Office for Women in PM&C working on women’s economic security and leadership policy.  I was also the co-chair of the PM&C Women’s Network in 2016-17.  I am keen to provide advice and support to women economists and can particularly provide advice about the exciting options in the public sector and how to get a job in the Australian Public Service.


I have 2 active girls so can also provide suggestions on how to balance work and family.