Rose Verspaandonk

Rose Verspaandonk

Branch Manager, Deregulation & Small Business Branch
Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business
Public Policy Economist


Rose applies her Economics training to a range of public policy challenges.

Rose is currently providing policy analysis and advice on the Australian Government’s whole-of-government deregulation agenda and the small business agenda. This involves team leadership, providing advice to Ministers, collaborating across government departments and developing robust evidence and frameworks to drive sound policy-making.

In previous roles, Rose has led policy and analysis relating to taxation, labour market issues, the future of work, horizontal fiscal equalisation and workers’ compensation. She contributed to macroeconomic policy during the global financial crisis and led the application of behavioural economics to solving labour market problems.

Rose has a strong interest in applying economic concepts and frameworks to strengthen policy. She reads widely and sees value in bringing a range of tools and perspectives to problem solving.

Rose completed an Honours degree in Economics and a Master of Arts degree from Monash University. She occasionally contemplates doing a PhD, possibly relating to the evolution of the social compact in Australia.