Dr Ken Henry AC

Currently, Chair of the Australian Climate and Biodiversity Foundation and a non-executive director of Accounting for Nature Ltd.


Dr Henry served as the Secretary to the Treasury from 2001 to 2011. He chaired the Howard Government’s tax review taskforce in 1997-98, the Rudd Government’s tax review published in 2010, and the Gillard Government’s White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century (2011 and 2012). In 2022-23, he led the independent statutory review of the Biodiversity Conservation Act (NSW).


Dr Henry was the Chair of National Australia Bank from 2015 to 2019 (non-executive director from 2011 to 2019) and a non-executive director of the ASX and affiliated entities from 2012 to 2022.


Dr Henry is a recipient of the Centenary Medal and was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2007. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia, the Australian Institute of International Affairs, and the Australia New Zealand School of Government.


Dr Henry was awarded a PhD in Economics from the University of Canterbury in 1983. He has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Business from the University of New South Wales and an honorary Doctor of Laws from the ANU.