Ross Garnaut is an economist whose career has been built around the analysis of and practice of policy connected to development, economic policy and international relations in Australia, Asia and the Pacific.
He has held senior roles in universities, business, government and other Australian and international institutions. He is the author or editor (alone or jointly with others) of 48 books in addition to numerous influential articles in scholarly journals and books on international economics, public finance, and economic development.
Ross is a founding Director of both the Lowy Institute of International Policy and of Asialink. Professor Ross Garnaut has led two climate change reviews, the first commencing in 2007 and the second in 2010.
Ross became Chairman of SIMEC ZEN Energy Technologies Pty Ltd in 2015. In May 2019 Ross resigned as the President and Director of Simec ZEN Energy.