Travers McLeod

Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Policy Development

Oxford Martin Associate Fellow

Travers has been chief executive of the Centre for Policy Development, an independent Australian policy institute, since 2014. Before returning to Australia, he was a policy adviser at the Oxford Martin School, where he played a lead role in Now for the Long Term, the 2013 report of the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations.

Travers began his career in public law, working for the State Solicitor’s Office in Western Australia and for Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG in the High Court of Australia. He holds a DPhil and MPhil (Dist) in International Relations from Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes scholar at Balliol College and was a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Merton College.

His first book, Rule of Law in War: International Law and United States Counterinsurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan, was published by Oxford University Press in 2015.

Travers is an Honorary Fellow at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne and the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Australia. He is a board member of the Victorian Foundation for the Survivors of Torture and is an advisor to the Migration Research Leaders Syndicate at the International Organization for Migration.