Our Team

  • Tom Burton

    Publisher

    Tom has served in various public administration roles, specialising in digital engagement, and was a Walkley Award-winning journalist and executive editor of The Sydney Morning Herald.

    Harley Dennett

    Editor

    hdennett@themandarin.com.au

    Harley has held communications roles in the New South Wales public sector and Department of Defence and reported for titles including Crikey and the Star Observer. He's based in Canberra.

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    Stephen Easton

    Journalist

    seaston@themandarin.com.au

    Stephen previously reported for Canberra CityNews and worked on industry titles for The Intermedia Group. He's based in Canberra.

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    David Donaldson

    Journalist

    ddonaldson@themandarin.com.au

    David has previously written for The Guardian and Crikey and holds a masters in international relations. He's based in Melbourne.

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    Richard Austin

    Commercial & Partnerships Manager

    raustin@privatemedia.com.au

    Richard Austin manages all commercial aspects of The Mandarin. He has over 15 years of media experience across newspapers, magazines, radio and digital in Australian and the South Pacific and holds a masters of business administration.

  • Helen Dickinson and Helen Sullivan

    Helen Dickinson & Helen Sullivan

    Helen Dickinson is an associate professor in public governance at the University of Melbourne. Helen Sullivan is professor and director of the Melbourne School of Government at the University of Melbourne and sits on The Mandarin's editorial advisory board.

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    Helen Dickinson & Helen Sullivan Convergence 2017

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    A J Brown

    A J Brown

    A J Brown is professor of public policy and law, and program leader of public integrity and anti-corruption, in the Centre for Governance and Public Policy at Griffith University. He's a former senior investigator for the Commonwealth Ombudsman, associate to Justice Tony Fitzgerald AC QC, ministerial advisor and current member of the board of Transparency International Australia.

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    Adam Henschke

    Adam Henschke

    Postdoctoral research fellow at the National Security College, Australian National University.

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    Adam Graycar

    Adam Graycar

    Adam Graycar is a professor in the School of Social and Policy Studies at Flinders University, and previously professor of public policy at Australian National University and director of the Transnational Research Institute on Corruption (TRIC). Adam also has 22 years of senior executive experience in public services, including as head of the South Australian Cabinet Office and the Australian Institute of Criminology. His recent research has focused on corruption.

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    Adam Fennessy

    Adam Fennessy

    Adam Fennessy is secretary of the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Victorian Male Champion of Change.

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    Agnès Audier

    Agnès Audier

    Agnès Audier is a partner and managing director at the Boston Consulting Group in Paris. She was previously chief performance officer of Havas and spent six years with Vivendi Universal as EVP, strategy and business development.

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    Ahmed Fahour

    Ahmed Fahour

    Ahmed Fahour is the managing director and chief executive officer of Australia Post. He was formerly an executive at NAB, Citigroup and a partner at the Boston Consulting Group.

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    Alan McDonald

    Alan McDonald

    Alan McDonald is an employment law specialist and managing director of McDonald Murholme in Melbourne.

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    Alan Davies

    Alan Davies

    Alan Davies is a principal at Pollard Davies Consulting working in transport and town planning. He blogs at The Urbanist.

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    Alex Malley

    Alex Malley

    Alex Malley is the chief executive of CPA Australia. He also heads its financial services subsidiary, CPA Australia Advice.

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    Alistair Maclean

    Alistair Maclean

    Alistair Maclean is CEO of the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission, Victoria’s anti-corruption agency responsible for identifying and preventing serious corrupt conduct across the public sector. He has been an Australian diplomat in a number of countries.

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    Alun Probert

    Alun Probert

    Alun Probert is a media veteran and former head of strategic communications for NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet. Alun runs GovCom Group, a specialist communications agency helping Australian organisations make sense of the transition to digital.

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    Alvaro Maz

    Alvaro Maz

    Alvaro Maz is a co-founder of Code for Australia and its managing director. He has worked as an urban planner, designer, open data and open government consultant for Australian governments and a social entrepreneur.

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    Amanda Rose

    Amanda Rose

    Amanda Rose is a brand strategist, speaker and founder and CEO of The Business Woman Media.

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    Andrew Hockley

    Andrew Hockley

    Andrew Hockley is director of external relations at the University of Melbourne. He served in the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet as a senior executive responsible for coordination of strategic policy and deregulation policy through the Gillard and Abbott governments.

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    Andrew Tongue

    Andrew Tongue

    Andrew Tongue is the secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Victoria. He was previously secretary of the Department of Planning and Community Development and held various roles in the Commonwealth public sector.

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    Andrew Walter

    Andrew Walter

    Professor Andrew Walter is the interim director of the Melbourne School of Government, and specialises in the political economy of international money and finance. Andrew has previous held positions at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Oxford University, The Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (Singapore), University of British Columbia, International University of Japan, and the Pacific Council on International Policy (University of Southern California, Los Angeles).

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    Andrew Simon

    Andrew Simon

    Andrew Simon is CEO of YE Performance Architects. He's also a board member of the International Leadership Association in Washington DC.

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    Andrew Mills

    Andrew Mills

    Andrew Mills is second commissioner of the Australian Taxation Office, with responsibility for law practice, dispute resolution and the ATO's role in policy and law design. Previously he was a director of specialist national tax firm Greenwoods & Freehills.

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    Andrew Wear

    Andrew Wear

    Andrew Wear is a senior public servant with the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources. He previously worked in a variety of executive roles with the Department of Premier and Cabinet and the Department of Planning and Community Development.

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    Andrew Trounson

    Senior Journalist, Pursuit, University of Melbourne.

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    Andrew Leigh

    Andrew Leigh

    Andrew Leigh is the shadow assistant treasurer, shadow minister for competition and Labor MP for Fraser. He has a PhD in public policy from Harvard University and was an economics professor at the Australian National University.

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    Andrew Kibblewhite

    Andrew Kibblewhite

    Andrew Kibblewhite is chief executive of the New Zealand Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Andrew began his career at Treasury and later served as its deputy chief executive. He also led the secretariat supporting the Better Public Services Advisory Group, and served as director of the DPMC Policy Advisory Group.

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    Andrew Campbell

    Andrew Campbell

    Former head of Land & Water Australia, and senior executive with Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. Andrew Campbell is currently director of the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL) and director of the Centre for Renewable Energy at Charles Darwin University.

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    Andrew Sturdy & Joe O'Mahoney

    Andrew Sturdy & Joe O'Mahoney

    Andrew Sturdy is head of Department of Management and chair in management at the University of Bristol. Joe O'Mahoney is reading at Cardiff University.

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    Angus Taylor

    Angus Taylor

    Angus Taylor is Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister with special responsibility for cities and digital transformation. Before being elected to Parliament he was a director at Port Jackson Partners acting as a strategy and business adviser.

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    Anne Twomey

    Anne Twomey

    Anne Twomey is professor of constitutional law at University of Sydney. Anne has previously served as secretary to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee, and worked for government bodies such as the High Court of Australia and the Cabinet Office of NSW.

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    Anne Lane

    Anne Lane

    Dr Anne Lane is the public relations subject area coordinator at QUT Business School. Anne's research focus is on the role of dialogue and engagement for organisations and their stakeholders.

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    Anne-Marie Elias

    Anne-Marie Elias

    Anne-Marie Elias is a speaker and consultant in innovation and disruption for social change. She is an honorary Aasociate of the Institute for Public Policy and Governance, UTS.

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    Anneli Knight

    Anneli Knight

    Anneli Knight is a freelance journalist based in Byron Bay.

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    Anthony Bergin

    Anthony Bergin

    Anthony Bergin is deputy director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

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    APIdays

    APIdays

    APIdays is the largest Australian conference dedicated to the business and technology of web APIs. It brings together business leaders, entrepreneurs and technologists to discuss, collaborate and learn about building the platforms that support new business models.

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    Ben Balter

    Ben Balter

    Ben Balter is the Government Evangelist at GitHub. Previously he has been a Fellow in the Office of the US Chief Information Officer responsible for drafting the president’s digital strategy and open data policy, and a New Media Fellow at the US Federal Communications Commission. Named one of the top 25 most influential people in government and technology and Fed 50’s Disruptor of the Year.

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    Ben Barnett

    Ben Barnett

    Ben Barnett facilitated the recent APS WorkHack, co-designed with the APSC. He is a principal at Nous Group and CEO of Loop Feedback, an app to enable more feedback in the workplace.

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    Brett Adam

    Brett Adam

    Brett Adam is managing director and vice president of engineering for Australia and New Zealand at Zendesk, the designers of the Relate Live conference.

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    Brett Fairbank

    Brett Fairbank

    Brett Fairbank is a senior manager at The Experience Centre, PwC Digital Services.

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    Brian Lee-Archer

    Brian Lee-Archer

    Brian Lee-Archeris director of the SAP Institute for Digital Government. His previous roles include 12 years with the Australian Department of Social Security, 14 years with IBM and two years with Cúram Software of Dublin, Ireland.

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    Broede Carmody

    Broede Carmody

    Broede Carmody is a reporter at The Mandarin sister site SmartCompany.

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    Bruce Muirhead

    Bruce Muirhead

    Bruce Muirhead is CEO of the public policy think tank Eidos.

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    Cam Hawker

    Cam Hawker

    Cam Hawker is a government relations adviser at ADFA and a PhD candidate. He has previously been an adviser on Defence in the Abbott government.

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    Cameron O'Reilly

    Cameron O'Reilly

    Cameron O'Reilly is CEO of the Energy Retailers Association. He was a Fulbright Professional Scholar in Australia-US Alliance Studies in 2008. He was a policy adviser to then-federal transport minister Laurie Brereton.

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    Cara Waters

    Cara Waters

    Cara Waters is the editor of SmartCompany. Cara was previously a senior reporter at the Financial Times website FT Adviser in London and has also worked for The Sunday Times.

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    Cassandra Wilkinson

    Cassandra Wilkinson

    Cassandra Wilkinson is external engagement management at The Centre for Independent Studies. She has held senior roles in the Commonwealth and New South Wales public sectors.

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    Cassian Drew

    Cassian Drew

    Cassian Drew heads Palladium’s ANZ & Pacific practice. He has previous advised on economic development, public sector and social reform for a variety of governments and strategy firms, including the Abu Dhabi government, the UK deputy prime minister, and Booz & Company.

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    Catherine Althaus

    Catherine Althaus

    Associate Professor Catherine Althaus is an associate dean of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government. Catherine held a policy posts in the Queensland Treasury department and Queensland Office of the Cabinet.

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    Catherine Garner

    Catherine Garner

    Catherine Garner is managing director of Accenture's Health and Public Service Operating Group across Australia and New Zealand. She has 22 years of experience working with Australian government agencies at a federal and state level.

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    Catherine Livingstone

    Catherine Livingstone

    Catherine Livingstone AO is president of the Business Council of Australia, chair of Telstra and a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council. Catherine was Chairman of CSIRO from 2001 to 2006 and has has worked on many government reviews over the past 10 years, including as a Member of the Advisory Panel for the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper and a Member of the National Innovation Systems Review Panel.

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    Catriona Jackson

    Catriona Jackson

    Catriona Jackson is CEO of the peak body Science & Technology Australia. She has a 28-year history in government, media and strategic communications and has worked as a senior adviser to the federal government.

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    Centre for Public Impact

    Centre for Public Impact

    The Centre for Public Impact is a not-for-profit foundation, funded by The Boston Consulting Group, dedicated to improving the positive impact of governments.

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    Charlie Shandil

    Charlie Shandil

    Charlie Shandil is a Master of Public Administration candidate at the ANZSOG Institute for Governance, and a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence.

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    Chas Savage

    Chas Savage

    Chas Savage is the chief executive officer of Ethos CRS. He's worked as an economics adviser and speechwriter for ministers. Ethos CRS specialises in communications, policy and leadership.

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    Chris Eccles

    Chris Eccles

    Chris Eccles is currently secretary of the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet and head of the Victorian Public Service. He has held equivalent roles in the NSW and South Australian public services.

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    Chris Mullin

    Chris Mullin

    Economist in the UK Civil Service. Currently with UK's health regulator Monitor. Previously with the Cabinet Office's Implementation Unit, Treasury, and Prime Minister's Strategy Unit.

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    Christopher Kent

    Christopher Kent

    Christopher Kent is the assistant governor (economic) at the Reserve Bank of Australia, acting as the chief economic advisor to the governor and the board. He was previously the head of the departments of payments policy and economic research development.

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    Colin Griffith

    Colin Griffith

    Colin Griffith is an advisor on digital services and innovation for Data61. Previously Colin was a senior executive with the ABC in strategic development, established ABC Online and many of its new media services.

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    Craig Allen

    Craig Allen

    Craig Allen is commissioner for public employment in the Northern Territory. He was previously an assistant director-general in the Queensland public service.

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    Craig Thomler

    Craig Thomler

    Former public servant, founder of Delib Australia and author of books relating to emerging technologies. Gov 2.0 advocate and consultant, with a focus on social media engagement and digital enablement.

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    Dame Jenny Shipley

    Dame Jenny Shipley

    Dame Jenny Shipley is a business director and advisor. She was prime minister of New Zealand from 1997 to 1999 and previously held a number of cabinet positions.

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    Damien Robinson

    Damien Robinson

    Damien Robinson is a senior customer service advisor at Blue Mountains City Council. He has 15 years of experience in marquee tourism, telecommunications and local government focusing on team and customer focus excellence.

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    Dan Wood

    Dan Wood

    Dan Wood is a former senior advisor in the Queensland government, overseeing shared services and whole of government ICT, and a former prosecutor with the Queensland Director of Public Prosecutions. Dan is currently a senior consultant with information and data management firm Glentworth.

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    David Pembroke

    David Pembroke

    David Pembroke is founder and CEO of contentgroup, Australia's oldest public sector content marketing agency. He is a former ABC Radio current affairs journalist and communication director of the Wallabies.

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    David Dixon

    David Dixon is Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales.

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    David Gilchrist

    David Gilchrist

    Professor David Gilchrist is director of the Curtin Not-for-profit Initiative at the Curtin Business School. He's an accountant and historian and has been assistant auditor-general, standards and quality in Western Australia.

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    David Irvine

    David Irvine

    David Irvine is the director-general of security for the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation. He was formerly director-general of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service.

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    David Reynolds

    David Reynolds

    David Reynolds is the group manager for Davidson Executive and Boards specialising in C-suite appointments, including public sector leadership and government boards.

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    David Fricker

    David Fricker

    David Fricker is the director general of the National Archives of Australia and president of the International Council on Archives. David worked for 10 years at the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, as CIO and deputy director general. David has also had private sector experience in computer science and strategic planning.

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    David Donaldson & Stephen Easton

    The Mandarin journalists.

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    David Tuffley & Amy Antonio

    David Tuffley & Amy Antonio is a senior lecturer in Applied Ethics and Socio-Technical Studies at Griffith University. Amy Antonio lectures at University of Southern Queensland.

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    Dean Gingell

    Dean Gingell

    Dean Gingell is managing director of web analytics firm Lens10. He was formerly a senior executive with Telstra Bigpond, Domain.com.au, Optus and Westfield Digital. He also advises leading organisations including Lend Lease on their digital innovation strategies.

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    Deborah May

    Deborah May

    Deborah May is managing director and principal consultant of The May Group, a niche consulting practice that specialises in gender equity and inclusion.

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    Deborah Glass

    Deborah Glass

    Deborah Glass is the Victorian Ombudsman. Previously Deborah was the deputy chair of the UK Independent Police Complaints Commission with joint regional responsibility for London and the South-East, and before that worked as an investigator and lawyer in police matters, financial services and regulation.

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    Denham Sadler

    Denham Sadler

    Denham Sadler is deputy editor of StartUp Smart.

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    Denis Muller

    Denis Muller

    Dr Denis Muller has been a journalist, political scientist and senior executive in the Victorian Public Service. He is a Fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Advancing Journalism and a leading expert in media ethics.

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    Denise Jackson

    Denise Jackson

    Denise Jackson is the coordinator of Work-Integrated Learning programs at Edith Cowan University's School of Business and Law.

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    Don Nutbeam

    Don Nutbeam

    Professor Don Nutbeam is a senior adviser to the Sax Institute and professor of public health at the University of Sydney. Don was previously vice chancellor of the University of Southampton, and head of public health in the UK Department of Health.

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    Dr Andrew Scott

    Dr Andrew Scott

    Dr Andrew Scott is an associate professor in politics and policy at Deakin University's School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He has authored four books and numerous chapters on Australian politics, policy and history.

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    Dr Mark Bahnisch

    Dr Mark Bahnisch

    Dr Mark Bahnisch is a sociologist, writer and consultant. He is a fellow of the Centre for Policy Development and has analysed Australian and Queensland politics across a variety of media since 2004.

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    Dr Nathan Hughes

    Dr Nathan Hughes

    Dr Nathan Hughes is Marie Curie Research Fellow and senior lecturer in social policy and social work at the School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham. He's a senior visiting fellow at the Melbourne School of Government, University of Melbourne.

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    Dr Neil James

    Dr Neil James

    Dr Neil James is executive director of Plain English Foundation, which has trained more than 16,000 public sector staff in plain English and redeveloped thousands of documents and templates. Neil regularly promotes plain English and ethical communication in the media and at @drplainenglish. (© Plain English Foundation 2016. You must attribute us if you quote from this work.)

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    Dr Nina Terrey

    Dr Nina Terrey

    Dr Nina Terrey is a partner of ThinkPlace, a design and strategy company specialising in the transformation of complex services using design methods and approaches to systemically create public value. She works closely with senior leaders advising them on how to take a human-centred approach to managing change.

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    Dr Tanya Murray

    Dr Tanya Murray

    Dr Tanya Murray is a senior officer in a Queensland public service department.

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    Duncan Peppercorn

    Duncan Peppercorn

    Duncan Peppercorn is the executive director of Social Ventures Australia Consulting. He's worked for McKinsey & Company and Bain & Company and as an independent consultant.

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    Eddie Fry

    Eddie Fry

    Edward (Eddie) Fry is a Dagoman-Wardaman man from the Katherine region in the Northern Territory. Eddie chairs both the Commonwealth-owned Indigenous Land Corporation and the not-for-profit Indigenous Business Australia, and has extensive experience in the mining and resource industry.

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    Eddie Cranswick

    Eddie Cranswick

    Eddie Cranswick is the creative founder at Now VR, a start-up company developing virtual reality experiences for Google Cardboard, Gear VR and Oculus Rift.

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    Eloise Keating

    Eloise Keating

    Eloise Keating is deputy editor of SmartCompany. Previously Eloise was news editor at Books+Publishing, the trade press for the Australian book industry.

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    Emily Banks

    Emily Banks

    Professor Emily Banks leads Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Epidemiology for Policy and Practice at The Australian National University. Emily is the scientific director of the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study.

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    Emily Jenke & Emma Lawson

    Emma Lawson and Emily Jenke are CEOs of democracyCo and conveners of the citizens’ jury on nuclear waste storage in South Australia.

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    Emma Tomkinson

    Emma Tomkinson

    Emma Tomkinson is a social impact analyst who has worked on social impact bond policy for the New South Wales and United Kingdom governments. She is also a social impact bond investor and a member of the advisory committee for the Global Value Exchange, an open-source database of values, outcomes and indicators.

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    Esther Kerr-Smith

    Esther Kerr-Smith

    Esther Kerr-Smith is general manager, market and providers at the National Disability Insurance Agency. She was previously a principal at Boston Consulting Group.

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    Eve Ash

    Eve Ash

    Eve Ash is a psychologist, author, filmmaker, public speaker and entrepreneur. She runs Seven Dimensions, a company specialising in training resources for the workplace.

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    Felicity Lawrence & John Lidstone

    Felicity Lawrence & John Lidstone

    Felicity Lawrence is completing a PhD in workplace cyberbullying at the Queensland University of Technology. John Lidstone is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Education at QUT.

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    Fiona Stanley, Terry Nolan & John Mathews

    Professor Fiona Stanley AC, FAA, FASSA is a distinguished research professor at the University of Western Australia and vice-chancellor's fellow at the University of Melbourne. Professor Terry Nolan AO FAHMS holds the position of Redmond Barry distinguished professor and is head of the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. Prof John Mathews AM is a professorial fellow at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.

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    Fred Chaney

    Fred Chaney

    Fred Chaney is chairman of Desert Knowledge Australia and is on the board of Reconciliation Australia. He previously served as deputy chair of the Australian Native Title Tribunal. He was a minister in the Fraser government between 1978 and 1983.

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    Gabrielle Appleby

    Gabrielle Appleby

    Dr Gabrielle Appleby is an associate professor of law at the University of New South Wales, teaching public and constitutional law, powers and accountability of the executive government, the operation of the Australian federal system, and the independence and integrity of the judicial branch. Gabrielle has previously worked for the Queensland Crown Solicitor and the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office.

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    Gabrielle Appleby & Grant Hoole

    Gabrielle Appleby & Grant Hoole

    Gabrielle Appleby is an associate professor at UNSW Law and the co-director of the Judiciary Project at the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law. Grant Hoole is Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, and a member of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law.

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    Gareth Evans

    Gareth Evans

    Professor the Hon Gareth Evans is chancellor of the Australian National University. Gareth was foreign minister of Australia for eight years, with prior roles as minister for transport and communications, resources and energy, and attorney-general.

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    Gary Banks

    Gary Banks

    Gary Banks is the dean and CEO of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. He was formerly the chairman of the Productivity Commission and has held various roles in government. He is an editorial adviser to The Mandarin.

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    Gary Sturgess

    Gary Sturgess

    Premier's ANZSOG chair in Public Service Delivery at the University of New South Wales and professor at the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University. Former Director-General of the NSW Cabinet Office.

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    Gary Sacks, Jane Martin & Lennert Veerman

    Gary Sacks is a senior research fellow at WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, Deakin University. Jane Martin is executive manager of the Obesity Policy Coalition and senior fellow in the faculty of medicine, dentistry and health sciences, University of Melbourne. Lennert Veerman is a senior research fellow at the school of population health, The University of Queensland.

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    Gemma Carey & Daniel Reeders

    Dr Gemma Carey is an NHMRC Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer with UNSW Canberra. She holds a PhD in social policy and population health from the University of Melbourne. In particular, Dr Carey has investigated processes of ‘joining up’ within government and between government and non-government organisations. She runs a program of research at present focused on the implementation of the NDIS. Daniel Reeders is a a Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Service Research and is undertaking a PhD at the ANU School of Regulation and Global Governance. He has worked in community based organisations in HIV prevention and cancer screening since 2004.

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    Gemma Carey & Fiona Buick

    Dr Gemma Carey and Assistant Professor Fiona Buick are researchers at UNSW Canberra (ADFA). Gemma specialises in public policy and social determinants of health. Fiona specialises in human resources and organisational culture.

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    Geoff Gallop

    Geoff Gallop

    Geoff Gallop is director of the Graduate School of Government at the University of Sydney. He was the premier of Western Australia from 2001 to 2006 and spent 20 years in state parliament. He is an editorial adviser to The Mandarin.

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    Georgina Dent

    Georgina Dent

    Georgina Dent is editor of Women's Agenda. She's a former lawyer and business journalist.

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    Glenn Stevens

    Glenn Stevens

    Glenn Stevens is governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia. He was formerly deputy governor after a long career as an economist

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    Glenys Beauchamp

    Glenys Beauchamp

    Glenys Beauchamp is secretary of the federal Department of Industry and Science and president of the ACT branch of the Institute of Public Administration Australia. She has held previous chief executive and senior executives roles in the federal Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, and in the ACT public service. Glenys was awarded a Public Service Medal in 2010 for coordinating Australian Government support during the 2009 Victorian bushfires.

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    Graeme Dobell

    Graeme Dobell

    Graeme Dobell is a journalist fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. He has reported on Australian and international politics, foreign affairs and defence and the Asia Pacific since 1975.

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    Grant Mitchell

    Grant Mitchell

    Port Jackson Partners has, for 25 years, been one of Australia's leading strategy consulting firms. As a director, Grant Mitchell solves strategic problems for the boards, CEOs and senior leaders of business and government.

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    Grant Hehir

    Grant Hehir

    Grant Hehir is the current Commonwealth auditor-general and a former departmental secretary. Prior to his current 10-year term, he was auditor-general of NSW. Previously Grant has served as secretary of the Victorian departments of Treasury and Finance and Education and Training. He also served as chair of the Victorian Leadership Development Centre.

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    Helen Szoke

    Helen Szoke

    Dr Helen Szoke is chief executive of Oxfam Australia. She has previously served as commissioner of the Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, and as race discrimination commissioner with the Australian Human Rights Commission.

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    Helen Signy

    Helen Signy

    Helen Signy is with The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre, a national initiative that is working to identify new ways of preventing lifestyle-related chronic disease.

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    Helen Andrews

    Helen Andrews

    Helen Andrews is a Policy Analyst at the Centre for Independent Studies.

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    Helen Dickinson

    Helen Dickinson

    Helen Dickinson is an associate professor in public governance at the University of Melbourne. She has published widely on governance, leadership, organisational behaviour and rationing.

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    Henry Sherrell

    Henry Sherrell

    Henry Sherrell is a former immigration policy official with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and policy officer with the Migration Council Australia. Henry blogs about immigration issues at On The Move and Facebook.

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    Ian Chubb

    Ian Chubb

    Professor Ian Chubb is the Chief Scientist of Australia.

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    Ian McPhee

    Ian McPhee

    Ian McPhee is Australia's Auditor-General. He has served in numerous roles in the public sector and is a fellow of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accounts and the Institute of Public Administration Australia.

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    Iona Salter

    Iona Salter

    Iona Salter works in digital communications in local government. She has written for The Guardian Public Leaders Network, Asia360 News and Crikey.

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    Jane Gilmore

    Jane Gilmore

    Jane Gilmore is editor of Women's Agenda, a sister publication to The Mandarin

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    Pradeep Philip & Vishaal Kishore

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    Professor Glyn Davis

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    Rebecca Douglas

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    Rob Thomas

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    Rob Burgess

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    Roberta Ryan & Melissa Gibbs

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