Paul Johnson was the vice chancellor of The University of Western Australia and La Trobe University in Victoria. Before moving to Australia, Professor Johnson served three years as deputy director of the London School of Economics. He received his doctorate from Oxford University in 1982. Professor Johnson has been an expert adviser on pension reform and the economics of demographic change to the World Bank, the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, the British Government and the House of Lords. He is a director of UniSuper, the Australian higher education superannuation fund, and a member of the fund’s Investment Committee. He is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Australian Research Council. He was elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Historical Society in 1987 and to the Academy of Social Sciences in 2001.