Professor Kenneth Wiltshire AO is the J.D.Story Professor of Public Administration and Leader of the Not for Profit Unit at The University of Queensland Business School. His research interests are in the fields of public policy and public sector management, governance, comparative federalism, education and leadership, government-business relations, and social enterprises. He has published 14 books and over 70 scholarly articles in these and other fields. He teaches in the MBA and Master of Business programs and in Executive Education programs on Leadership. He has led several AusAID programs for Africa, Asia and the Pacific.
Professor Wiltshire has had extensive experience in relation to education and training. He was, for six years, Australia’s Representative on the Executive Board of UNESCO including two years as the Chair of the Program and External Relations Commission of the Board. He was Rapporteur - General for the 1999 UNESCO Congress in Seoul on Technical and Vocational Education and Training and the author of the International Declaration on TVET approved at that Congress. He also served for 13 years as the Chair of the Australian National Commission for UNESCO. Professor Wiltshire conducted: the Review of NBEET- the National Board for Employment Education and Training; was Special Adviser to the Australian National Training Authority; Chair of the Review of the Queensland School Curriculum; Chair of the Tertiary Entrance Procedures of Qld; and served as a member of Advisory Council of the International Institute of Educational Planning in Paris. He was a founding Board member of the Constitutional Centenary Foundation and Chair of its education committee, and served as a member of the national Ministerial Advisory Committee on Environmental Education.
Professor Wiltshire has served as consultant to Prime Ministers, parliamentary committees, Royal Commissions, Government Business Enterprises, government departments, local governments, and private sector organisations. He has held a number of other government appointments including Member of the Commonwealth Grants Commission, Chair of the Australian Heritage Commission, and Chair of the World Heritage Wet Tropics Management Committee.
In 1998, Professor Wiltshire was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for services to social sciences and public administration, and UNESCO.