Rod Glover

Board Director

Rod Glover is Professor of Policy and Impact at Monash Sustainable Development Institute, and Academic Director of the McKinnon Institute for Political Leadership. He is an economist who supports leaders to achieve large-scale innovation, at the level of systems and societies.

Rod is an experienced policy leader, having worked across all sectors and at the highest levels of policy and politics. His wide array of policy roles include Deputy Secretary in Victoria’s Department of Premier and Cabinet, and Senior Adviser to an Australian Prime Minister.

Rod has led the design and development of major policy frameworks in Australia, including the COAG National Reform Agenda (resetting the framework of Commonwealth-State relations), the Australian Government’s Industry and Innovation Statement, and the design of new entrepreneurial institutions. He has also worked with leading innovation institutions in London, San Francisco and New York.

Rod is currently a member of the National Sustainable Development Council, Director of the Centre for Evidence and Implementation, Director and Research Committee Chair for the think tank Per Capita.

Rod has previously been a member of the Australian Government’s National Sustainability Council, Director of Monash Sustainable Development Institute, a Director of the Victorian Government’s Centre of Excellence in Intervention and Prevention Science (in public health), Chair of the COAG Preventative Health Working Group, Chair of Hands on Learning Australia (tackling educational disengagement), a Director of Save the Children Australia.

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