The Hon Dr Ken Coghill PhD is an Associate Professor, Department of Management, Monash University and a former Member of Parliament (Legislative Assembly, Victoria), including serving as Parliamentary Secretary of the Cabinet and Speaker. Born in 1944, Ken has worked in the Victorian public service and served as Councillor (Rural City of Wodonga). Ken’s PhD reported on ministerial responsibility and accountability in Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia.

His research and teaching interests include accountability, integrated governance and professional development (capacity building) for parliamentarians, in partnership with AusAID, the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. Ken is a founding member of the Accountability Round Table, a non-partisan group of citizens from diverse backgrounds, who are concerned to promote open and accountable government in Australia. Ken is author of many submissions to parliamentary and government inquiries and a frequent commentator on parliamentary and governance matters.

Interests: Professional development (capacity building) for parliamentarians
Country, State, City: Surrey Hills
Institution: Monash University
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