Jennifer Menzies

Deputy Director, Policy Innovation Hub, Griffith University

Jenny Menzies specialises in the field on public policy and intergovernmental relations. In September 2011 she was appointed a part time member of the Commonwealth Grants Commission and previously held the position of Secretary for the Council for the Australian Federation from 2007 to 2009. In 2016 she was appointed Deputy Director, Policy Innovation Hub at Griffith University working in the fields of federalism, public policy and intergovernmental relations.

She has over 25 years of experience in government and was a Ministerial Adviser to both state and federal Ministers. As well she was Executive Director Strategic Policy in the Queensland Department of the Premier and Cabinet and Cabinet Secretary from 2001 to 2004.


  • 2011–present
    Member, Commonwealth Grants Commission


  • 1988 
    University of Queensland, Bachelor of Arts


  • 2012
    Blowing Hot and Cold - Intergovernmental Relations Capacity in the Commonwealth Government, Australian Journal of Public Administration Vol 70 (4)
  • 2012
    The Council for the Australian Federation and the Ties that Bind, Kildea, P., Lynch, A and Williams, G. 2012. Tomorrow's Federation:Reforming Australian Government. T

Research Areas

  • Australian Government And Politics (160601)