Dr Peter Ellyard is a futurist and strategist who lives in Melbourne. A graduate of the University of Sydney and Cornell University, he is currently Executive Director of Preferred Futures Pty Ltd, and Chairman of the Universal Greening Group of companies and of the MyFutureFoundation. A former Executive Director of the Australian Commission for the Future, he held CEO positions in a number of public sector organisations over 15 years. He is Adjunct Professor of Intergenerational Strategies at the University of Queensland, and a Fellow of the Australian College of Education, the Environment Institute of Australia, and the Australian Institute of Management. He has been a senior advisor to the United Nations for over twenty years.