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Peter Ellyard

Peter Ellyard is an Australian futurist, strategist, speaker, and author who lives
in Melbourne. Originally a biochemist, and a soil and plant scientist, he is a
graduate of Sydney University and Cornell University (Ph.D). He formally
became a futurist upon his appointment as CEO of the Australian Commission
for the Future in 1988. Peter’s work seeks to assist nations, organisations,
communities, and individuals to construct their own pathways to achieve future
success. Before working as a futurist, Peter held CEO positions in several public
sector organisations over eighteen years. These included two associated with
environment and planning and one with industry and technology. He was also
Senior Adviser in the office of three environment ministers in the Australian
Government in Canberra. Peter is a fellow of the Australian College of
Educators, the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand, and the
Australian Institute of Management.
He has advised the United Nations system and has acted as a senior
adviser/consultant to the UNEP, UNDP, and UNESCO. Peter has worked in
several developing and transitional countries in South-East and East Asia and the
Pacific. He was a special adviser to the 1992 Earth Summit in the fields of
biodiversity and climate change. He contributed to the preparation of the
Framework Conventions in both these areas.
He is the father of two grown-up daughters and has one grandson. This is his
fourth book on futures.
He has more complete biographies on Wikipedia and at

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The Future Knowledge Compendium

Thriving in the 21st CenturyHumans have a unique capability to both understand their situation in the world and to envision and act to realise their aspirations in the emerging world. And most of us would welcome knowing how we can become ever more skilful at both understanding, and shaping the futu...

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