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Australian Futures Project

Ralph co-founded the Australian Futures Project in 2012 to improve how Australia creates its future. He has a track record of conceiving, building, and leading non-partisan initiatives to tackle cross-sectoral challenges.

Previously, Ralph spent a decade leading international public policy initiatives, working closely on every continent with governments, the United Nations, World Bank, business, academia, and non-profits. This included coordinating WWF’s global response to the Indian Ocean earthquakes and tsunami, and convening and chairing the multi-disciplinary international Terrestrial Carbon Group. Ralph has held visiting positions at Columbia University and the Australian National University, and is well versed in providing advice on mergers and acquisitions as both a lawyer and an investment banker.

Ralph Ashton

"Take fifty people with energy, drive and great ideas. Get them working together for 12 months and you'll be amazed by the results."


Level 2 / 5 Queen St
Chippendale 2008
NSW, Australia

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