Josephine Khalil

Josie is the lead for the Foundation’s Transitions to Employment portfolio. She is deeply passionate about breaking cycles of 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.

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