Ryan Winn commenced as the Chief Executive Officer at the Australian Council of Learned Academies in September 2019.
Ryan brings nearly two decades of experience running strategy policy, research and program areas across various Australian Government departments to ACOLA. During that time, his broad areas of focus were higher education, research, research infrastructure, family violence and early childhood. He also had significant experience working on policies and programs that support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Ryan also brings significant experience in leading and managing interdisciplinary project teams, most recently through work on the National Research Infrastructure Roadmap and Research Infrastructure Investment Plan. A key part of these projects involved the establishment of technical working groups to undertake research, analysis, and consultations and develop reports for Government.
Ryan has completed a Masters of Business Administration (Innovation and Leadership) from the University of Canberra and a Bachelor of Social Work from Curtin University.