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Dr John Hewson is one of Australia’s most experienced economists, financial experts and company directors. He is also a former politician and was Leader of the Liberal Party and Leader of the Opposition from 1990 to 1994. In 2001 he was awarded a Member in the Order of Australia. John is Professor and Chair of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at the ANU, and is an adjunct professor at five other universities.

Dr Hewson has been a climate activist since the late 80s. He is currently Chair of Bio Energy Australia (Industry Group for Renewable Fuel), Chair of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia, and a Patron of the Smart Energy Council.

Dr Hewson has been involved with a range of bio-energy projects in Australia and offshore, ranging from household garbage recycling and several waste to energy projects – electricity, biodiesel and ethanol, as well as several solar, thermal storage, and energy efficiency projects.

He is a strong supporter of the Not for Profit sector, having served as President of the Arthritis Foundation of Australia, the Positive Ageing Foundation, The Leadership Foundation and also as Director Sir Roland Wilson Foundation, and is Chairman of Osteoporosis Australia and KidsXpress.

Dr Hewson will speak about the challenges that the world and Australia in particular are facing in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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