Gregory John Lindsay AO is Executive Director of the prominent Australian think tank the Centre for Independent Studies which he founded in 1976 when a young mathematics teacher in the western suburbs of Sydney. The Centre has grown to be one of the most influential think tanks in Australia and New Zealand.
Lindsay initially studied agricultural science at the University of Sydney, but found that this was not his real interest and ended up at Sydney Teachers College to pursue high school teacher qualifications in mathematics. A short four year stint at Richmond High School coincided with further study at Macquarie University in philosophy culminating in graduating with a BA majoring in philosophy in 1977. The Centre's first public events were also held at Macquarie in October 1976 and in April 1977.
In 2006 he was elected President of the Mont Pelerin Society for a two year term at its General Meeting in Guatemala. He was elected to the Council of Macquarie University for a term from 1 January 2008.
He lives in Sydney with his wife Jenny and has three children Heather, Nerida and Angus.
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