Dr Jim Chalmers MP has been the Shadow Minister for Finance since 2016 and the Member for Rankin in the Australian Parliament since 2013. He was formerly Shadow Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation, Shadow Minister for Sport, Shadow Assistant Minister for Trade, Investment and Productivity, Shadow Assistant Minister for Resources, and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition.
Before being elected to Parliament, Jim was the Executive Director of the Chifley Research Centre and prior to that, Chief of Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer.
He has a PhD in political science and international relations from The Australian National University and a first class honours degree in public policy from Griffith University and is a qualified company director.
Jim is also a member of the Griffith University Logan Campus Development Advisory Group; the Griffith University School of Government and International Relations Advisory Board, and the Board of Advisors at the Center for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies at Georgetown University in Washington DC.
Jim’s most recent book, Changing Jobs: the Fair Go in the New Machine Age, is co-authored with Mike Quigley and was released in September. His earlier book about the Global Financial Crisis, Glory Daze, was published in 2013.