New Fellows 2019

The Hon John Anderson – Former Deputy Prime Minister

John Anderson

The Hon John Anderson AO

Mr John Anderson is committed to ensuring good public policy through active community participation. He has a passion for ensuring a food-secure world for all.

After almost 20 years in Federal Parliament, Mr Anderson has focused his attentions on the not-for-profit sector, and in fostering engagement on significant issues facing contemporary Australia.

“You cannot get good public policy out of bad public debate.” He has embraced social media as a means of broadening the community reach for engagement in influencing policy formulation.

He provides leadership as the Chair of The Crawford Fund, a not-for-profit organisation that strives for a food-secure world. It looks to improve the wellbeing of farming communities and families in neighbouring developing nations, through education and the adoption of appropriate science and technologies.