Mary Cavar is the Executive Manager of the Melbourne office at the Productivity Commission, where she is responsible for planning and coordinating the Commission’s inquiry and research work, supporting the development of staff, and advising on analytical matters. Prior to this, Mary was an Assistant Commissioner and led a number of inquiries including Superannuation, Natural Disaster Funding and Geographic Labour Mobility.

Prior to joining the Productivity Commission, Mary worked for the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance in the areas of macroeconomic forecasting, tax policy and intergovernmental relations. She has also worked as an economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia. Mary has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Melbourne and an Executive Master of Public Administration from the Australia New Zealand School of Government.