Dr Gary Johns is a columnist for The Australian newspaper and is a Director of the Australian Institute for Progress. Dr Johns is also a founding Director of DonorInform Limited, a not-for-profit company established to promote better access to charity performance data.
As a prominent figure in Australian politics, Dr Johns was the Federal Labor member for Petrie, Queensland, from 1987-1996 and held several roles in government. These included Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister, Assistant Minister for Industrial Relations and Special Minister of State. From 2002-2004 Dr Johns was an Associate Commissioner of the Productivity Commission.
Dr Johns is also author of, among other books, The Charity Ball: How to Dance to the Donor’s Tune.