Professor Glenn Withers
Professor Glenn Withers is a Distinguished Honorary Professor at the Australian National University and Visiting Professor at the University of New South Wales Canberra. His Harvard PHD was on the topic of human resources for defense. He has held appointments at Harvard University and Cambridge University, as well as ANU, and has consulted widely for governments and companies from the OECD and the North-West Shelf Consortium to the US Defense Department and the Prime Minister of Malaysia. In Australia. He has been head of the National Population Council and the Economic Planning Advisory Commission and helped to establish the Bureau of Labour Market Research, the Bureau of Immigration research, the Productivity Commission, Crawford School of Government and Universities Australia. He was awarded honors by the Australian government for developing the Australian Immigration Points System. He is immediate past President of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and the Australian Council of Learned Academies. Currently, he is Chair of the Global Board of the Global Development Learning Network, a World Bank affiliate that operates in 60 countries. He has a wide range of publications in books, academic journals, government reports and consultancy reports, particularly focusing on education, skills, workforce and population issues.