Rod Glover



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Personal profile


Rod Glover is an economist, specialising in innovation and entrepreneurship in systems and societies.

Rod is an experienced policy leader and adviser, having worked across all sectors and at the highest levels of policy and politics. His wide array of policy roles include Deputy Secretary (Innovation and Projects) in Victoria’s Department of Premier and Cabinet, and Senior Adviser to an Australian Prime Minister.

Rod has led the design and development of major policy frameworks in Australia, including the COAG National Reform Agenda (which reset the framework of Commonwealth-State relations), the Australian Government's Industry and Innovation Statement, and the design of new entrepreneurial institutions. He has worked with leading innovation institutions in London, San Francisco and New York.

Rod is currently a member of the National Sustainable Development Council, a Director of Save The Children Australia, a Director of the Centre for Evidence and Implementation and chairs the Research Committee of the think tank Per Capita.

Rod was perviously a member of the Australian Government’s National Sustainability Council, a Director of the Victorian Government’s Centre of Excellence in Intervention and Prevention Science (in public health), Chair of the COAG Preventative Health Working Group, and Chair of Hands on Learning Australia (tackling educational disengagement).

With a passion for education, in addition to developing the human capital agenda for COAG, he is on the Executive Committee of First 1000 Days Australia (Indigenous early childhood) and oversaw (as chair) the growth of Hands on Learning Australia into a world-leading educational intervention.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Research area keywords

  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Public Policy
  • Sustainable Development

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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