Spiro Premetis is a former economist in Treasury’s Macroeconomic Group where his work included the international monetary system and G20, domestic forecasting of household consumption and dwelling investment, monetary policy, productivity and growth policy and performance, the medium term fiscal strategy, and broader macroeconomic effects of fiscal policy.
He is the co-author of a paper on Australia’s structural budget balance, which remains the basis of reporting in the Commonwealth Budget.
He is a former departmental liaison officer to the Parliamentary Secretary of the Treasury covering foreign investment, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Mint.
He is a former Senior Policy Manager for tax and economics at the Financial Services Council. He was also Secretary to the Trowbridge Review of Retail Life Insurance, which led to major reform of the life insurance industry, including developing the Life Insurance Code of Practice.
Spiro holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Economics with Honours from the University of New South Wales, and a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University where he won several awards for academic excellence and achieved first place in Financial Risk Management, Exotic Options, Project Finance, and Private Equity Investment.