Professor Ken Wiltshire
Ken Wiltshire
Emeritus Professor
  • PhD, Government (The University of Queensland)
  • MSc Distinction, Politics (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • BEcon (Hons), Public Administration (The University of Queensland)
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UQ Business School

    Professor Ken Wiltshire on the leadership challenge of Not for Profit Leadership

    Research interests

    Comparative Government
    Comparative government, especially Canada & Europe.
    Government and Administration
    Australian government and administration.
    Government/Business Relations
    Privatisation, corporatisation, regulation.
    Intergovernmental Relation
    Intergovernmental relations and new federalism, completion policy, microeconomic reform.
    Public Policy
    Public policy processes & governance.


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    • Life Member of Convocation, London School of Economics and Political Science.
    • Institute of Public Administration Australia.
    • International Political Science Association.
    • Royal Institute of Public Administration (U.K.).
    • Institute of Public Administration of Canada.
    • American Society for Public Administration.
    • Canadian Political Science Association.
    • Centre for the Study of Federalism, Philadelphia (U.S.A.).
    • International Ombudsmen Institute.
    • Australasian Political Studies Association.
    • Australasian Institute of Political Science.
    • Australian Study of Parliament Group.
    • Amnesty International.
    • Australian and New Zealand Association of Canadian Studies.
    • New Zealand Institute of Public Administration.
    • Australian Institute of International Affairs.
    • Queensland Council for Civil Liberties.
    • National Trust.
    • Queensland Art Gallery Society.
    • Nundah Historic Cemetery Association.
    • Royal Historical Society of Queensland.


    Officer of the Order of Australia, for services to social sciences, public administration, formulation of public policy advice, and to UNESCO, 1998.
    UNESCO Medal 1995.
    National Fellow, Institute of Public Administration Australia.
    Hon.Trustee CEDA 1974-
    Royal Institute of Public Administration Prize, University of Queensland, 1968.
    Mark of Distinction, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1971.
    Official Guest of Governments –
    * Canadian Government, Special Visitor to Canada, 1978.
    * U.S.S.R Government, Minister of Foreign Affairs 1989
    * Japanese Government, Minister of Education,Science, Culture,Sports,and Technology 2001
    Communicator of the Year Portia Club, 1984.
    Listed in Who's Who in Australia, Who's Who in the World, Debrett's, International Biographical Register, Who's Who in Australia and the Far East.
    Choice Magazine/American Publishers Association Award, 1988.
    Canadian Government Faculty Enrichment Award, 1989.
    International Council of Canadian Studies Travel Award, 1987 Orations :
    * Sir Raphael Cilento Heritage Oration - Inaugural Speaker, 1983.
    * Karl Langer Memorial Oration - Orator, 1988.
    * J.P. Thompson Oration, Royal Geographical Society - Orator, 1994.
    * RAIPA Endowed Lecturer 1994.
    * Sir Winston Churchill Orator, English Speaking Union, 1997.
    * Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Annual Oration, 2000
    * Japanese National Commission for Unesco 50th Anniversary Oration , Orator-
    * IPAA NT David Hawkes Oration, Orator 2005.