Visit by Velux Foundation Guest Professor Tom Bentley
Australian Independent Author and Policy Analyst, Tom Bentley, visited the Public-Private platform as Velux Foundation Guest Professor
Tom Bentley, the platform’s Velux Foundation Guest Professor in 2013-2014, has already visited the platform several times before. Previously as keynote at the Collaboratory conference in 2012 and again in September 2013 in connection with his participation at the conference “How Public Design?” organised by our strategic partner MindLab.
Tom is based in Melbourne, but undertake projects as policy analyst all over the world. This time he visited the platform as a guest professor for around two weeks. During his stay he both facilitated an in-house government session as well as a reflections seminar at the CBS Master of Public Governance programme. Bentley elaborated on his visit to the platform:
"The quality of thought and conversation around the Public Private Platform mean that it is always valuable to spend time there. I used my discussions to explore new ways of thinking about the renewal of governance systems, and to improve my own understanding of the problems that Danish policymakers and public service practitioners are trying to solve."
Recent publication on the Australian prime-minister’s broken promises
In effect, the government and its supporters are saying that a problem created by granting too many concessions to private wealth must be solved by savaging investments designed to meet public need.
In a recently published article, Bentley discusses how the Australian government fails to handle the issue of public uncertainty. Read it here, and find further articles and information about Tom Bentley here and here.
After his visit to the platform, Tom continued to the U.S for a consultancy task at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.