Dr John Butcher is an Adjunct Research Fellow with the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) based at the ANU. John is currently a co-investigator in a research project investigating the determinants for success when working across organisational and sector boundaries. Jointly funded by ANZSOG and the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy at Curtin University, the research will entail comparative case studies of existing cross-sector initiatives in Australia and New Zealand with a view to extracting lessons about best practice and the potential pitfalls of multi-stakeholder collaborations. John's work focuses on the working relationship between government entities and non-state actors, principally the not-for-profit sector. John's publications include ‘The Three Sector Solution: Delivering public policy in collaboration with not-for-profits and business’ (with David Gilchrist, ANU Press 2016) and 'Policy in Action: The challenge of service delivery' (with John Wanna and Benoît Freyens, UNSW Press 2009).