John Thwaites

Chair, Climate Works Australia

John Thwaites was Deputy Premier of Victoria (Australian state)) 1999–2007 and a member of the Victorian Parliament 1992-2007 during which time he held several Ministries including Environment, Water, Planning, Health and Climate Change.

John Thwaites is currently a Professorial Fellow, Monash University and Chair of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute and ClimateWorks Australia.

John is also the Chair of Melbourne Water, Chair of the Australian Building Codes Board and Co-Chair of the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (“SDSN”) launched by the Secretary General of the UN to provide expert advice and support to the development and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).