David Tune was Secretary of the Department of Finance from August 2009 to June 2014. David has held many senior positions in the Australian Public Service, including Associate Secretary, Domestic Policy Group in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. He was also the Australian Sherpa for the first two G20 meetings in 2008 and 2009.
He began his career in the Australian Public Service in 1976 and has worked in the Departments of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Social Security/Family and Community Services and the Treasury at Senior Executive Service levels on a range of policy matters and program management. From 1986 to 1988 he was seconded to the British Cabinet Office working in the UK Efficiency Unit.
David’s other senior positions have included Deputy Secretary of Treasury’s Fiscal Policy Group with responsibility for providing policy advice to the Government on all issues involving expenditure, Budgets and other Economic Statement.
He was awarded the Public Service Medal in the 2009 Australia Day Honours List.
David is currently the Chair of the Aged Care Sector Committee which provides advice to the Government on aged care policy development and implementation and helps to guide the future reform of the aged care system, including through the development of the Aged Care Roadmap.