Mr Luke Wilson commenced as Victoria’s Cross Border Commissioner in October 2018.
Luke has previously led the Agriculture, Resources, Energy and Corporate Services portfolios in the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources. This has included the biosecurity, fisheries, game, animal welfare and mining regulators as well as practice, policy and service delivery teams.
Luke previously led similar teams in the former Department of Primary Industries and the Department of Environment and Primary Industries. In each of these roles, Luke has led policy development on many of the key issues facing Victoria’s rural and regional industries, including productivity growth, land use planning, drought, urban water, social licence and other drivers of value and adjustment.
Luke has previously worked as an energy and transport access regulator in South Australia, in economic consulting with PricewaterhouseCoopers, in policy analysis with the Commonwealth, and originally as a forester in Myrtleford, Victoria as well as Alabama, USA and Nova Scotia, Canada.
Luke holds a Bachelor of Forest Science from the University of Melbourne; a Graduate Diploma in Economics from La Trobe University and a Graduate Diploma in Management from the Australian Catholic University.