Ian Marsh holds the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) Chair of Public Management at the University of Sydney. Professor Marsh, a former Senior Fellow of the Research School of Social Sciences, ANU, took up his chair at Sydney in early 2005.
A graduate of the Kennedy School of Government, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Professor Marsh was formerly an Associate Professor of the Australian Graduate School of Management, Research Director of the Liberal Party of Australia, and Associate of McKinsey & Co, and Private Secretary to the Minister for Defence.
Professor Marsh has been a prolific contributor to public discussion about the role of government through his many books, articles and contributions published over the past 20 years. He is author of several books, including Beyond the Two Party System: Political Representation, Economic Competitiveness and Australian Politics, Cambridge University Press, 1995; Into the Future: The Neglect of the Long Term in Australian Politics (with David Yencken), Melbourne: Black Inc. 2005. He has also three edited collections: Australian Political Parties in Transition? Sydney, Federation Press, 2006,Democracy Governance and Regionalism in East and Southeast Asia, London, Routledge, 2006 and, with Jean Blondel, Takashi Inoguchi and Richard Sinnott, Globalisation and the People London, Routledge, 2006 (forthcoming).