Vince’s areas of expertise include public policy, regulation and economics, including saving and superannuation, Commonwealth-state financial relations, skills training, and financial and trade practices regulation.
His current main focus is economic expert witness reports in trade practices and other areas of economic regulation. Major projects include:
- Superannuation 2000: A Study of the Development of Superannuation and its Context, and a number of follow-up reports
- National Saving: A Report to the Treasurer
- Successful Reform, a report to the Australian National Training Authority
- Report of the Queensland Commission of Audit
- review of Commonwealth-state funding
- reports into reform of the regulation of consumer electronic payment systems
- economic expert reports in trade practices and other areas of economic regulation.
Vince was a Director of the Allen Consulting Group, one of the two predecessor firms of ACIL Allen Consulting. Prior to that, he was a senior government official in Canberra, in the Departments of the Treasury, Prime Minister and Cabinet, Finance (Deputy Secretary), Trade (Secretary) and Employment, Education and Training (Secretary). He was a director of ING Australia Holdings Ltd until 2004.
He is currently a director of ETF Securities Limited, a member of the governing councils of the National Gallery of Victoria and the Australian National University, President of the Victorian Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a trustee of the Finkel and Tuckwell charitable Foundations, and a director of the Goulburn-Murray Indigenous community’s Kaiela Institute.
Vince was educated at St Augustine’s College, Cairns, University of Queensland, and Harvard University. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours), University Medal and a PhD (Harvard) Economics.