Jackson Whiteley

Stakeholder Engagement Manager

Jackson Whiteley is the Stakeholder Engagement Manager at the Institute of Public Affairs.

Before joining the IPA, Jackson served as an Adviser to the Minister for Housing & Assistant Treasurer, Michael Sukkar MP, where he helped formulate government policies throughout the pandemic. Prior to that, he worked as an Adviser to the Minister for Urban Infrastructure, Population, Cities, Alan Tudge MP, where he contributed to shaping urban development strategies.

Born and bred in regional Northwest Tasmania, Jackson’s upbringing instilled in him a deep appreciation for regional issues. It has also given him a unique perspective on the challenges faced by rural Australia and the importance of economic development for local communities and families.

Jackson has a Bachelor of Business Management, and he worked in the finance and superannuation industry before moving into the world of politics and public policy.

Jackson is driven by a strong desire to make a meaningful impact on society, which inspires his work at the IPA. He thrives on the opportunity to contribute to the development of effective policies that address pressing social and economic issues, while effectively communicating their benefits to stakeholders and the wider public.

Outside of work, Jackson is a diehard Carlton supporter and enjoys torturing himself each week going along to the game.