The ACOLA Council comprises the Presidents of Australia’s four Learned Academies.
Professor John Fitzgerald
PhD FAHA (Chair)
PRESIDENT, AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF THE HUMANITIES
Professor John Fitzgerald FAHA is a leading expert on China, Australia and the geo-politics of the Asia-Pacific region. He was formerly China Representative of the Ford Foundation, in Beijing, and currently serves as Truby and Florence Williams Charitable Trust Chair in Social Investment and Philanthropy in the Business School of Swinburne University of Technology.
Professor Andrew Holmes
AC, ScD, PresAA, FRS, FTSE
PRESIDENT, AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
Professor Andrew Holmes is a Melbourne University Laureate Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, CSIRO Fellow Emeritus and Distinguished Research Fellow (Imperial College, London).
Professor Glenn Withers
AO BEc (Hons) PhD FASSA
PRESIDENT, ACADEMY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES IN AUSTRALIA
Glenn Withers is a Professor of the University at ANU. Earlier he was CEO of Universities Australia and Head of Economic Planning Advisory Commission. Currently, he is also an education adviser to China.
Professor Hugh Bradlow
PRESIDENT, AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING
Professor Hugh Bradlow is Chief Scientist at Telstra Corporation in which capacity he acts as advisor to the CEO and the Board and other parts of the business on longer term technology directions and technology disruption. Before joining Telstra in September 1995, Professor Bradlow was Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Wollongong in Australia and Professor of Electrical Engineering (Digital Systems) at the University of Cape Town.