John Blackburn

Chairman of the Institute for Integrated Economic Research

Executive Member, Australian Security Leaders Climate Group

John is a consultant in the field of Defence and National Security. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW, the Institute For Regional Security, the Sir Richard Williams Foundation and the Australian Institute of Energy.

He has extensive experience across the fields of strategy, policy, planning, operational command, capability development and material acquisition. He has written and spoken on Energy Security, Economic Security, Integrated Air and Missile Defence, the 5th Gen Air Force, Cyber Security, Space Policy, Defence Logistics, Defence White Papers and Fuel Security.

Board roles have included: Board Chair of the Institute of Integrated Economics Research – Australia, Chairman of the Kokoda Foundation (renamed the Institute for Regional Security,) Deputy Chairman of the Williams Foundation and Australian Strategic Policy Institute Council member.  


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