New Fellows 2019

The Hon John Anderson

John Anderson

The Hon John Anderson AO

Former Deputy Prime Minister

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.