Kenneth Wiltshire

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Professor Ken Wiltshire AO is the J. D. Story Professor of Public Administration at the University of Queensland Business School.[1] He is also the Australian Representative on the Executive Board of UNESCO[2] and a member of the Commonwealth Grants Commission.[3] He is also a former student of Kedron State High School.

Wiltshire's main research interests encompass government-business relations, public sector management, governance, public policy, leadership, education and training, and comparative federalism.[1] He has published a significant number of books, monographs, and articles in Australasia, Europe and North America.

Wiltshire has served as consultant to parliaments, governments, Royal Commissions and Inquiries, private business groups, and international bodies. He has served as Chairman of the Australian National Commission for UNESCO, Australian Heritage Commission,[4] the World Heritage Wet Tropics Management Authority, Review of the Queensland School Curriculum, and Tertiary Entrance Procedures Authority, and recently[when?] completed a term as Special Adviser to the Australian National Training Authority.

Wiltshire is a National Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration Australia and is Honorary Trustee of Committee for Economic Development of Australia. In 1998 he received the Order of Australia for services to public administration, formulation of public policy,and UNESCO.

In 2010 following the Federal Election, Wiltshire wrote an opinion piece for The Australian newspaper where he quoted Edmund Burke.[5] The piece called for the remaining independents to side with the Coalition. The piece has been criticized for its apparent intellectual dishonesty.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Kenneth Wiltshire".
  2. ^ "Australian elected President of UNESCO's Management of Social Transformations Programme". August 1997.
  3. ^ "Leading academic challenges Howard and Rudd to change the constitution". 28 Feb 2007.
  4. ^ "Programme of Events". Rotary Club of Brisbane. Archived from the original on 2009-09-12.
  5. ^ On all counts, Coalition deserves independents "On all counts, Coalition deserves independents" Check |url= value (help). The Australian.
  6. ^ Snippet of Burke turns his wisdom on its head "Snippet of Burke turns his wisdom on its head" Check |url= value (help). Crikey.