Jennifer Menzies is a Director with the consultancy Policy Futures and a Commissioner with the Commonwealth Grants Commission. A former senior executive and Cabinet Secretary within the Queensland Department of the Premier and Cabinet, she has over 20 years’ experience in both state and commonwealth governments. From 2007 to 2009 she was the inaugural Secretary for the Council for the Australian Federation. She consults in the field of public policy and governance and has published in the fields of caretaker conventions, federalism and intergovernmental relations. She is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for Governance and Public Policy, Griffith University.