Howard Bamsey is Honorary Professor in the School of Regulation and Global Governance - RegNet at the Australian National University. He was Director General of the Global Green Growth Institute in 2013/2014. He has served as Special Adviser on Sustainable Development to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Special Adviser on Green Growth to AusAID. Earlier he was Australia’s Special Envoy on Climate Change, a Deputy Secretary in the Australian Public Service and CEO of the Australian Greenhouse Office. He held several appointments at ambassadorial level in a foreign service career of over twenty-five years.