Mr Wayne Burns

18 August 2010 08:35:38


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Wayne Burns is Director of the Centre for Corporate Public Affairs, and a Director also of one of Australia's leading public policy and economics consulting firms, Allen Consulting Group. He consults to corporations and organisations in Australia, China, Singapore, Hong Kong and across the Asia Pacific on corporate public affairs (including government relations, public policy advocacy, corporate responsibility), and teaches executive education, writes and lectures internationally on issues management, government relations and corporate responsibility.

He was a media and political adviser to the Hon John Dawkins (former Australian Treasurer and Minister for Finance, Trade and Employment, Education and Training), a former business and political journalist, including in the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery, for the Australian Financial Review.  He was co-founder and national director of an Asia Pacific public affairs consultancy (The Millenium Group, 1992-2001, which conducted public affairs and government relations consulting work). Wayne was also the national communications director of the official Yes Campaign for the 1999 republic referendum, and a former National Management Committee member, and national communications director, the Australian Republican Movement.

He has sat on the communications and public affairs course advisory bodies for a number of Australian universities, and has sat on a number of NSW statutory body boards, and on the governance boards of national non-government organisations. He has led two international best practice public affairs study tours to the US and Europe, which included investigation of best practice government relations and lobbying in the US and the UK.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts, Communication (Mitchell College, now Charles Sturt University) and a Certificate in Corporate Citizenship, from the Carroll School of Management's Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College.  Wayne is a member of the international Issues Management Council.

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