2016 Wolfensohn Scholarship Recipients Announced


Two of Australia’s most promising public servants win Harvard scholarships

30 June 2016

Simon Draper, Deputy Secretary, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet and Marc Innes-Brown, First Assistant Secretary, Middle East and Africa Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade are the 2016 recipients of the Sir James Wolfensohn Public Service Scholarship.

Marc Innes-Brown

Marc Innes-Brown

The scholarships will Mr Draper and Mr Innes-Brown to undertake an executive education program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2016 or 2017.

With the support of the former chairman of the World Bank, Jim Wolfensohn, the Harvard Club of Australia established the Wolfensohn Scholarship in 2012 to promote the development and delivery of good public policy. Each of the candidates was chosen on the basis of their potential to contribute to the benefit of Australian society.

Simon Draper

Simon Draper

Mr Draper’s chosen course is Senior Managers in Government and Mr Innes-Brown’s chosen course is Senior Executives in National and International Security.

The two recipients were chosen from a wide field of candidates, all nominated by a Commonwealth, state or territory department or agency head. A shortlist of candidates was interviewed by a panel of Harvard University alumni comprising Luke Woodward (Gilbert + Tobin), Nick Whitlam (Port Authority of NSW), Joanne White (Commonwealth Bank) and Peter Thompson (the Australia and New Zealand School of Government).

Contact: Luke Woodward, 0402 257 604