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Professiorial Fellow, The University of Melbourne

John Daley is a Professorial Fellow in the Law School at the University of Melbourne

John Daley was the inaugural Chief Executive for the first 11 years of the Grattan Institute. His work at Grattan Institute focused on institutional reform, economic reform, budget, tax, retirement income, and housing policy.

John Daley has 30 years experience at the intersection of the public sector, private enterprise, and academia. His diverse background includes law, strategy, finance, education, and public policy. He is also the Chair of The Australian National Academy of Music

He has previously worked at the University of Melbourne, the University of Oxford, the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet, consulting firm McKinsey and Co, and ANZ where he was Managing Director of the online stockbroker, E*TRADE Australia.

John has a DPhil in Public Law from the University of Oxford, and degrees in Law and Science from the University of Melbourne.


  • 2010–present
    Professorial fellow, University of Melbourne
  • 2020–2021
    Senior fellow, Grattan Institute
  • 2009–2020
    CEO, Grattan Institute
  • 2007–2008
    Managing Director, E*Trade Australia
  • 2005–2006
    Head of Margin Lending, ANZ
  • 2002–2005
    Group General Manager, Strategy, ANZ


  • 1999 
    University of Oxford, D Phil
  • 1989 
    University of Melbourne, BSc / LLB

Research Areas

  • Australian Government And Politics (160601)