25 Nov 2019
John Garnaut joins ASPI as a Senior Fellow
ASPI is delighted to announce that John Garnaut has joined the International Cyber Policy Centre (ICPC) as a Senior Fellow.
John Garnaut is an authority on Chinese elite politics and Chinese Communist Party interference and technology transfer programs. John was previously Fairfax's China's correspondent (2007-13) and Asia-Pacific Editor (2014-15), Senior Advisor to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (Nov 2015 - Sept 2016), and Principal Advisor (International) at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet where he led the Governments analysis and policy response to authoritarian interference (Oct 2016 - Jun 2017).
He is the founder of Garnaut Global where he provides strategic advice to Australian and allied government agencies and international hedge funds. He is also a senior consultant with McGrathNicol Advisory, where he leads enhanced due diligence services and advises universities and corporations on managing compliance with foreign interference legislation. He is a member of the Futures Council of the ANU National Security College and also a member of the Advisory Board for a project on Russian and Chinese disinformation at the Center for Strategic & International Studies.
ICPC Director Fergus Hanson said ‘We’re delighted to have John join the team. John has been an architect of how Australia should frame its relationship with Beijing, and is one of the foremost experts in this field.'