John Azarias

John Azarias is a former senior partner for one of the Big Four consulting firms.

As a public policy specialist, John chaired the National Agricultural Labour Advisory Committee which established the National Agricultural Workforce Strategy, released in December 2020.

He has been commissioned by the Federal Government to provide advice on foreign affairs (his Report into Australia–EU Relations, 2002); Defence (Defence Management Review (2006) – panel member); and immigration (Temporary Skilled Migration (457) Program (2014) – chair of panel). John was also commissioned by the states and territories to provide advice on state–federal relations (his 2018 report providing a blueprint for the Board of State and Territory Treasurers).

He is the co-founder of the Lysicrates Foundation, which supports new Australian playwriting.