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Dr Kay Brown

Dr Kay Brown

Executive Secretary

Dr. Kay Brown is an economist by training. She holds a PhD from the University of Cape Town and her research interests have always focused on social policy making and implementation, and its impact. After lecturing at Nelson Mandela University, Dr. Brown joined the South African National Treasury (Treasury) in 2002, working on sector policy development in the new Democracy.

In 2007, she headed the Budget planning unit at the Treasury. She managed the budget allocation process, made recommendations, and ensured that these were communicated to the Executive, Parliament, and government institutions. She was also responsible for the Treasury’s budget reform agenda and served as country representative in international budget reform forums and her responsibilities included South Africa’s participation in and responses to international country assessments and studies. She was also the Chief Executive Officer of a Constitutional institution that monitors and advises on equity in government budgets.

Dr. Brown served as a country member of CABRI for a decade and has previously served as a member and Chairperson of the CABRI Management Committee.

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