New thinking for a resilient regional Australia
Professor John Cole OAM, Executive Director of IRR, has more than 30 years of leadership experience in government, industry and academia. His blog shares insights and commentary on the importance of regional Australia – why we need to be putting regional issues first and developing more resilient and sustainable local economies.
In 2016, Professor Cole was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to the environment, to higher education and to the community. He has been a long-time adviser to industry, government and communities on sustainable development. In 2012 he was awarded the Queensland Premier’s Award for Leadership in Sustainability, for promoting sustainability innovation in Queensland’s regions and industries.