Professor John Thwaites
Chair at Monash Sustainable Development Institute
John Thwaites is a Professorial Fellow, Monash University, and Chair of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute (winner Banksia Award Research and Academia 2018) andClimateWorks Australia. He is also Chair of Melbourne Water and the Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust.
John is a Co-Chair of the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (“SDSN”) launched by the Secretary General of the United Nations to provide expert advice and support to the development and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
In 2013, John was named as one of the 100 Global Sustainability Leaders by ABC Carbon Express.
John Thwaites was Deputy Premier of Victoria from 1999 until his retirement in 2007. During this period he held various Ministerial portfolios including Health, Planning, Environment, Water and was Victoria’s first Minister for Climate Change.