IPA announces Scott Hargreaves as the successor to John Roskam

Scott Hargreaves, Executive Director at Institute of Public Affairs

The Board Chairman of the Institute of Public Affairs, Geoff Hone, announced that Scott Hargreaves has been hired Executive Director, to replace John Roskam on 1 July 2022.

What does Scott bring to IPA in new role?

“Scott Hargreaves has been a member of the Institute of Public Affairs since 1989 and in 2015 he joined the staff. As editor of IPA Review for the last four years he has helped ensure the IPA is at the forefront of the fight for our freedoms and our way of life,” Hone said.

“His previous roles at the IPA include Director of Research leading the work in a number of areas, like climate change and energy (with Dr Jennifer Marohasy and Dr Peter Ridd), freedom of speech, and economic reform. He was the host of the IPA podcast series Looking Forward, and he directed the work of Generation Liberty, IPA’s program for young people.”

Scott has the experience to continue to grow IPA’s voice for freedom. Our country faces very substantial challenges and Australia needs the IPA now more than ever. Whether it is in relation to the National Curriculum, internet censorship, the costs of net zero, our national security, protecting our legal rights, our red tape burden or the exploding levels of state and national debt, Scott will ensure the IPA leads the debate to set Australia on the right path.

What is Scott’s industry expertise?

Scott has a varied skills which well equip him to lead the work of the IPA. He is from a family of five generations of sheep farmers at Wedderburn in the Mallee in Victoria. He attended the University of Melbourne for a Bachelor of Arts, and a Masters degree in commercial law.

He has a Master of Business Administration from Melbourne Business School. He was Chief of Staff to the Minister for Finance in the Kennett gov’t in Victoria, and an adviser to Anglo American plc, and Senior Manager of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability at Origin Energy.

“The Board is delighted that John Roskam, who has led the IPA as Executive Director for the last seventeen years, will continue working at the IPA as a Research Fellow at the IPA’s newly-established Centre for the Australian Way of Life,” concluded Mr Hone.