Professor and Director, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University

Rod Glover is Professor and Director at the Monash Sustainable Development Institute.

Rod is an economist, specialising in innovation and entrepreneurship in systems and societies. He is an experienced policy leader and adviser, having worked across sectors and at the highest levels of policy and politics. His wider 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, a Board member of ClimateWorks Australia, an Advisory Board Member of BehaviourWorks Australia, and Chair of 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).


  • 2017–2018
    Professor, Monash University