Former Victorian Premier John Brumby has been named as the new Chair of the COAG Reform Council for a three year tenure.


Mr Brumby takes over from Paul McClintock who has led the Council with distinction since its establishment in 2006.


"Mr Brumby has a wealth of firsthand experience and knowledge of the Council’s operations from his time as Victorian Premier and Treasurer and brings to the role a strong commitment to reform," Prime Minister Julia Gillard said.


Mr Brumby also recently jointly conducted the GST Distribution Review and led the review into the feasibility of the establishing a Commonwealth Anti-Dumping Authority.


The Chair of the COAG Reform Council is appointed by the Australian Government with the Deputy Chair appointed by the States and Territories.


The COAG Reform Council comprises a Chairman, Deputy Chairman, four Councillors and an Executive Councillor.


Mr Brumby will take up his appointment at the beginning of January 2013.