John Madden (Alternate Panel Member)

John Madden is an agricultural economist with a long history of working across regional NSW. John specialises in assessment of the viability of infrastructure projects including water developments and agricultural investments. He also has carried out a multitude of socio-economic impact assessments of programs and policies.

Over the past 25 years John has been intimately involved in a range of agricultural and natural resource management issues from native vegetation management, development of water rights, markets and pricing, and the evaluation of agricultural research and regional development initiatives.

John has worked in private consulting as well as public sector roles at CSIRO and the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal.

He has a masters in economics degree from University of New England and a degree in agricultural economics from the University of Sydney and was Associate Commissioner for Water at the Productivity Commission in 2017 and 2018.