Chancellor at Swinburne University, Chair Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce
Professor John Pollaers OAM

Professor John Pollaers the Chair of the Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce and the Australian Industry and Skills Committee.

John has a proven track record in leading major Australian and international companies including Pacific Brands and Foster’s Group, and in his current roles is working across Government to bring about major reforms to aged care and vocational education and training. This is the realisation of his vision of building a strong future for Australia by creating opportunities for people and businesses to flourish and succeed. He is a passionate advocate for education and training, the care of senior Australians and including more people with disability in work and training.

John is also Chair of the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council, a member of Prime Minister’s Industry 4.0 Taskforce, and an advisory board member at Melbourne University’s Centre for Workplace Leadership. He runs his own business and sits on an international board.

John was a member of the Expert Advisory Committee of the National Preventative Health Agency. He was previously the Director of the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the founding Chairman of the healthy drinking initiative Drinkwise.

He has an MBA from INSEAD and Macquarie University, BEng (Hons) and BSc from University of New South Wales, and is a fellow of the University of Melbourne School of Business and Economics.