John Thwaites is a Professorial Fellow, Monash University, and Chair of ClimateWorks Australia and the Monash Sustainability Institute. He also chairs the Climate Group Ltd in Australia, the Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and is also a director of the Australian Green Building Council. John Thwaites was Deputy Premier of Victoria from 1999 until his retirement in 2007. During this period he was Minister for Health, Minister for Planning, Minister for Environment, Minister for Water, Minister for Victorian Communities and Victoria's first Minister for Climate Change. In these portfolios he was responsible for major reforms in social policy, health, environment and water.
- Professorial Fellow and and Chair of ClimateWorks Australia and the Monash Sustainability Institute at Monash University