The ACOLA Council comprises the Presidents of Australia’s four Learned Academies.
Professor Glenn Withers
AO BEc (Hons) PhD FASSA (Chair)
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 Joy Damousi
PRESIDENT, AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF THE HUMANITIES
Professor Joy Damousi FASSA FAHA is one of Australia’s preeminent historians. She is a leading expert on memory and the aftermaths of war, the history of emotions, and migration history in relation to refugees, humanitarianism and internationalism. In 2014 she was awarded the prestigious Australian Research Council Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship, recognising her outstanding research leadership and scholarly excellence.
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 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.