Josie is deeply passionate about stopping disadvantage and addressing the causes and impacts of inequality, and has spent the past 14 years in a range of economics and social policy roles across NSW Government – Treasury, Premier and Cabinet, NSW Health, and Investment NSW – most recently as Director of Social Policy in Premier and Cabinet and of Future Industries in Investment NSW.

Some of the highlights over this time include: helping set up the NSW Productivity Commission – and ensuring it has a focus on inclusive growth; advising the Premier on COVID issues including strategies to support student outcomes during home schooling; Supporting the employment of vulnerable people and more generally mitigating the adverse social impacts of covid; leading the NSW Accelerating R&D Review and its implementation.

Josie holds a degree in Economic and Social Science and a Master’s in economics – from the University of Sydney.