Professor John Pollaers OAM is the inaugural Chair of Ending Loneliness Together’s Advisory Group, established to provide strategic advice to support the activities and objectives of the organisation. John is also the current Chancellor of Swinburne University and Founder of Leef Independent Living Solutions. He is also the founding Chair of the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council and former Chair of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee. In September 2017, he was appointed as Chair of the Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce for the Federal Government.
A noted leader and proven international chief executive, Chair and Non-Executive Director, John has a distinguished International career in the Consumer Products and Advanced Manufacturing industries. He speaks widely on the issues of skills development, the imperatives of 21st Century global business, and the necessity of building meaningful collaboration between research and industry.
In his current roles, he is working across government to bring about major reforms. This is a reflection of his vision for 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.