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Alan McDonald is an employment law specialist and managing director of McDonald Murholme in Melbourne.
Andrea Lau is a data visualisation specialist, and Co-Founder/Director at data visualisation company, Small Multiples. In her role, Andrea leads the user experience and delivery of projects for Small Multiples’ government, media and innovative ASX-listed clients.
Andrew Podger AO is a professor of public policy at Australian National University. In his public service career, Andrew served as the Australian Public Service Commissioner and as departmental secretary for federal departments, including Arts and Administrative Services, Housing and Regional Development, and Health and Family Services.
Antony McMullen is a policy consultant for Catholic Social Services Victoria.
Barry Dietrich is Regional Vice President for Salesforce Australia and New Zealand. Barry has over 20 years experience in the IT and public sector space. He recently led the implementation of the Salesforce platform with Service NSW. Prior to joining Salesforce, Barry worked on the largest Public Private Partnership deal in South Africa, which saw the creation of the world's first completely paperless and filmless IT hospital.
Betina Szkudlarek is a senior lecturer in cross-cultural management at the University of Sydney Business School. Her research, consulting and training interests are in areas of cross-cultural management, global leadership development and management of diversity.
Bronwyn Weir, Partner, Maddocks, specialises in assisting regulators to develop and implement risk-based compliance frameworks
Dr Carolyn Hendriks is a senior lecturer in public policy and governance at ANU's Crawford School of Public Policy.
Cassandra Michie is a PwC partner in our Forensic Services group and specialises in forensic accounting and investigations. With over 24 years experience she has led numerous financial investigations and preparation of expert reports in Australia, New Zealand, the USA (during a three-year secondment to New York), Europe and Asia.
Chris Aulich is a professor of public administration at the ANZSOG Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra.
Clare McCartin is the Victorian General Manager for Davidson Executive & Boards.
Dr Damien Howard is a psychologist and educator who for over 30 years has been researching and advocating about the impacts of Indigenous hearing loss.
Jody Barney is a deaf Indigenous woman who, along with her lived experience, has 25 years of experience working as a consultant and advocate around Indigenous hearing loss.
Danielle Celermajer is a professor of sociology and social policy at University of Sydney.
David Dixon is Dean of Law at the University of NSW. He has acted as adviser to the Home Office (England & Wales), the (then) Criminal Justice Commission (Queensland), the NSW Police, and the Royal Commission into the NSW Police Service (NSW). As well as teaching Criminal Law in the LL.B. and Policing in the LL.M., he has taught B.Soc.Sci. Criminology students. He was co-editor of Criminal Justice: An International Journal of Policy and Practice, and editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. Focusing on the interrelationships between law and policing practice, his recent and current research includes projects on police interrogation; comparative crime control strategies, police reform, and the policing of drug markets.
David Laverty is Vice President Marketing, Big Data & Analytics for IBM. Previously, he was Chief Marketing Officer for Cognos, which was acquired by IBM.
Dr David Tuffley is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics and SocioTechnical Studies at Griffith University’s School of ICT.
A regular contributor to mainstream media on the social impact of technology, David is a recognized expert in his field. Before academia David worked as an IT Consultant in Australia and the United Kingdom, a role he continues to perform when not educating the next generation of IT professionals.
Douglas Beal is a partner and global leader on economic development with the Boston Consulting Group.
Eric Abetz, Liberal Senator for Tasmania, is the leader of the government in the Senate, the Minister for Employment and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service.
Eve Ash is a psychologist, author, filmmaker, public speaker and entrepreneur. She runs Seven Dimensions, a company specialising in training resources for the workplace and blogs for Smart Company.
Dr Gary Sacks is a Senior Research Fellow at the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention at Deakin University. His research focuses on policies for the prevention of obesity and related non-communicable diseases. His primary research interests include monitoring and evaluation of policies for improving the healthiness of the food supply, and the political influence of the food industry.
Geoffrey M. Hodgson is Research Professor in Business Studies at the University of Hertfordshire.
Dr Glenn Savage is a senior lecturer in education policy at Melbourne Graduate School of Education at University of Melbourne.
Greg Mace is director of Health and Public Sector at Avanade Australia.
Dr. Ian Hopkins is of the firm Potomac AP, specialising in meeting effectiveness and efficiency as well as performance for boards, management and projects. Comments welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org
Iñaki Berroeta is CEO for Vodafone Hutchison Australia. A 20-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, he previously served as CEO of both Vodafone Romania and Vodafone Malta, and held various operational roles at Vodafone Spain, Global Star USA, AirTouch International Inc. (USA), Airtile Moviles (Spain) and Keon (Spain and USA).
PwC partner James van Smeerdijk is responsible for the development of PwC's practice in the early childhood education, justice and human services sectors as well as PwC's Indigenous practice. He has 25 years of experience working as a policy adviser in government as well as a consultant.
Jason Andriessen is State Super Financial Services’ General Manager of Marketing, Product and Advice. He is passionate about helping more Australians access professional financial advice to help them achieve peace-of-mind during retirement.
Jeff is a partner in Maddocks’ Commercial team, specialising in technology, intellectual property, outsourcing and general commercial matters. He has over 12 years of experience, gained working at a number of well-respected firms in Sydney and London. Jeff has acted for a number of well-known organisations on both the supplier side and buyer side of transactions.
Jim Minifie directs the Grattan Institute's Productivity Growth Program, which is focused on policy reforms to drive Australian living standards. His team is currently focused on structural change in the Australian economy.
Prior to joining Grattan in June 2012, Jim spent 13 years at the Boston Consulting Group, including seven years as Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand. There he was responsible for leading the firm's thinking on economic challenges – including the global financial crisis, the resources boom and climate change – and their implications for Australian policymakers and corporate leaders.
Julia Davison is the CEO of Goodstart Early Learning. She has extensive senior management experience in the health sector in Australia and the UK and has previously served as CEO at both Flinders Medical Centre and WorkCover SA. Davison is also the Chair of Catherine House, a not-for-profit organisation working to solve women's homelessness with sustainable long-term solutions in SA and a Director of Territory Insurance Office, NT.
Julie Bishop, federal Liberal MP for Curtin, is the Foreign Minister and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party.
Keiran Hardy is a research fellow in the Faculty of Law at UNSW and co-director of the Terrorism Law Reform Project in the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law.
Kerry Purcell is Managing Director, IBM Australia & NZ appointed in January 2015. Prior to this he was the Managing Partner, IBM Global Business Services, Japan, where he accelerated the shift to cloud, analytics and mobile-enabled Industry solutions. Kerry contributed significantly to the Japan business along with government and environmental agencies, to help in the reconstruction of the Tohoku Region post the 2011 Tsunami.
Kerry was born in New Zealand and has worked extensively in Asia, Europe, NZ and Australia.
Laura Tingle is the political editor at the Australian Financial Review.
Lykke M Ricard (Roskilde University) and Jenny M Lewis (University of Melbourne)
Martin Bowles PSM is the secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Health. He has previous served as secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and as deputy secretary for the Department of Defence. Prior to joining the APS, he had extensive career in public sector management, particularly in health, education and corporate services, in both the Queensland and NSW governments.
Dr Martin Parkinson served as Secretary to the Treasury between 2011 and 2014 and as the inaugural Secretary of the Department of Climate Change from its establishment in December 2007. In the early 1990s, he worked at the International Monetary Fund on the reform of international financial architecture, as a Senior Adviser to Treasurer Dawkins; and on a range of issues within the Treasury including taxation policy, labour market and structural reform, macroeconomic policy and forecasting. Dr Parkinson holds a PhD from Princeton University, a MEc from the Australian National University and a BEc (Hons) from the University of Adelaide.
Dr Melissa Wheeler is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow and Research Manager at the Centre for Ethical Leadership and an Honorary Fellow of the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences and of the Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health. Dr Victor Sojo is a Researcher Fellow at the Centre for Workplace Leadership (CWL), Department of Management and Marketing, The University of Melbourne.
Dr Meraiah Foley is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at UNSW Canberra.
Dr Sue Williamson is Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at UNSW Canberra.
Michael Buckley is Managing Director of Accenture Interactive Australia and New Zealand.
Michael Dillon was most recently the CEO of the Indigenous Land Corporation, and veteran of Indigenous policy in government. Previously, Michael has been a deputy secretary for FaHCSIA as well as senior roles for Aboriginal organisations in East Kimberley and Central Australia, the Northern Territory Government, AusAID and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Mukund Narayanamurti is the CEO of Asialink Business, Australia’s National Centre for Asia Capability at the University of Melbourne.
Nicholas Gruen is CEO of Lateral Economics. He's an economist, a consultant, a commentator and a former adviser to the federal government.
Paul Kirby CB is KPMG’s Global Head, Government. Paul returned to KPMG in 2013 after leading the Policy Unit at 10 Downing Street. His achievements in this role include authoring the Open Public Services White Paper in 2011. This paper has shaped the significant public sector reform program since undertaken in the United Kingdom. Paul combines unique experience of government, having worked at both the frontline (as an inner city teacher and local government official) and the centre of national government across the political spectrum, having supported both David Cameron and Tony Blair with significant reform initiatives. Paul was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in 2013 for his achievements in public service reform.
Peter Jennings PSM is executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, having previously been deputy secretary for strategy at the Department of Defence. He has also been a long-time advisor to the Liberal Party.
Peter Rainey is deputy director of corporate communication at the UK Ministry of Justice, and a member of the UK Cabinet Office Evaluation Council. Peter also established and leads DESIGN102, the Government Communication Service (GCS) creative design service, which acts as an in-house agency delivering creative design work for clients across the public sector.
Professor Frank Oberklaid is the founding director of the Centre for Community Child Health at The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne and a Professor of Paediatrics at The University of Melbourne. He is a researcher of over 150 scientific papers on various aspects of paediatrics. His current interests include early childhood development, prevention and intervention.
Richard is a Partner in PwC’s Cyber business and works with organisations to balance the risks of Cyber with the upside of the rapid adoption of Digital. Richard leads the firm’s national Incident Response, Threat Intelligence, Cyber Analytics and Cyber Forensics capabilities.
Richard works across the public and private sector and has deep expertise in leading complex incident response and cyber investigations throughout Australia, Asia, Europe and the US.
Professor Richard Mulgan is a political scientist at the Crawford School of Economics and Government at Australian National University. Richard was on the 1985–86 New Zealand Royal Commission that recommended MMP representation for elections to the New Zealand Parliament.
Rob Koczkar is CEO of Social Ventures Australia.
Robert Freestone is a professor of planning at the Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW Australia.
Research Fellow, Melbourne School of Government at University of Melbourne.
Sean Sammon is a director at government-focus strategy firm Bastion S&GO.
Sonya Sherman is a data and information specialist for Objective Corporation.
Stephen Bevan is director of the Centre for Workforce Effectiveness, The Work Foundation, which conducts research for workforce health issues for the UK government.
Terry Weber is Partner and Head of Federal Government at PwC. He is also the PwC Department of Defence Lead and East Cluster Defence Lead, as well as a Board Member of the National Capital Authority, the Canberra Raiders and the Ricky Stuart Foundation.
Professor Theo Veldsman is head of the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management at University of Johannesburg.
Tim Orton is the Founder and Managing Director of Nous Group. He works extensively with government departments, agencies and companies on strategic and leadership issues and is widely regarded as one of Australia's leading thinkers on public policy, strategy and organisation development. He works widely across sectors of the Australian economy, including education, health and human services, defence, utilities and the environment, financial services, security and intelligence, infrastructure, technology and the arts. He is an insightful partner, challenging presenter and exacting facilitator.
Timothy Pilgrim PSM is the Australian privacy commissioner, having originally beginning in the office as deputy privacy commission in 1998. Timothy has more than 30 years of public service experience including running the small business program within the Australian Taxation Office and the Child Support Agency.
Tony Peake is National Leader – Government, and Managing Partner of Finance and Operations at PwC Australia. Prior to this role, Tony was Managing Partner of PwC's Melbourne office and has been with PwC Australia since 1987.
Trent Lund is the Lead Partner for Innovation & Digital Ventures at PwC Australia. Trent helps the Australian firm and corporate and government clients leverage emerging technologies to transform ideas into citizen-centred outcomes. Trent sits at the intersection of Corporate Australia and Start-up Australia: enmeshing the agility and speed of start-ups with corporate rigour and scale.
Verona Burgess is a former Government Business Editor and senior columnist for the Australian Financial Review. She has been writing about the Australian Public Service since 1990. A former Jefferson Fellow, she was also joint winner of the inaugural Richard Baker Senate prize and won a Walkley award with The Canberra Times for team coverage of the 2003 Canberra bushfires.
Dr A Wendy Russell is the director of Double Arrow Consulting and associate at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, University of Canberra. She has diverse experience in science, social science, policy and engagement practice, including community engagement in science and technology decision making for the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.
The Mandarin staff journalists.