Michael Lester is an adviser and executive experienced in public policy. His career specialisations have been in science, technology & innovation; industry, trade and investment; environment, water and resources. He has held senior positions with Australian federal and state governments, as well as with the OECD and the World Bank. He writes on these issues and presents a weekly, in-depth radio program and podcast on innovation. He holds degrees in engineering, politics and post-graduate economics.