Dr Simon Longstaff
Simon Longstaff is the co-creator of the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Director of The Ethics Centre and has been named one of AFR’s ‘True Leaders’.
Born in Melbourne, he was educated in Sydney, spent his summers in rural Queensland and has worked and lived in the Northern Territory, Tasmania and Cambridge before making his home in Sydney. Simon is married to Suzie (formerly Managing Editor of Sydney’s Child) and is father to Alexander and Cassandra.
Simon has a PhD in Philosophy from Cambridge and has lectured at Cambridge University and consulted to the Cambridge Commonwealth and Overseas Trusts. Simon was inaugural President of The Australian Association for Professional & Applied Ethics and is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum. He was formerly Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the Genographic Project and Deputy Chairman of the Global Reporting Initiative Board.