John Hewson


Former Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia

John has had a distinguished business career both before and after his political career.
He has worked as an economist for the Australian Treasury (Census and Statistics), the Reserve Bank, the International Monetary Fund and also as an advisor to two successive Federal Treasurers and the Prime Minister. John was a Director of Macquarie Bank and a past Chairman of ABN AMRO in Australia.

His academic career included 11 years as a professor of economics, with four years as head of the School of Economics at the University of New South Wales, and two years as dean, Macquarie Graduate School of Management and professor of management at Macquarie University.

John has been director of many organisations and has guided many from early stage to maturity. John has been extensively involved in the climate debate in Australia and internationally.
He was the founding chair of the Asset Owners Disclosure Project.

John is Professor and Chair of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University.

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