Researcher biography

Greg Oliver is an experienced senior executive with over 20 years in government, consulting, utilities, and research management. Most recently, Greg has held senior management positions in the Queensland Government and national water R&D organisations. To those roles he brought a high level of strategic analysis, shaping futures through enhanced policy and governance arrangements, while delivering practical and systemic solutions.

His particular capabilities and interests are in policy and strategy development, effective regulation, program governance and institutional frameworks for delivering more effective environmental outcomes.  He has previously been a research fellow on climate adaptation with the Global Change Institute at UQ where he worked very closely with the Queensland Government.

Greg is currently providing consulting services to government, as well as NGOs working to improve the governance of water, sanitation and hygiene in some Pacific island nations, and to indigenous organisations working to expand the application of ecosystem services to land management employment programs in Australia’s desert landscapes.


BSc. (Environmental Science) Griffith University

Master of Governance and Public Policy (The University of Queensland).