Allan Gyngell, the Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy, has a wide background in international policymaking and analysis.
He has written and spoken extensively on Australian foreign policy, on Asian regional relations and on the development of global and regional institutions. From 1993 to 1996 he was foreign policy adviser in the office of the Australian Prime Minister, Paul Keating.
After leaving government in 1997 he worked as a consultant to a number of Australian companies. He is a member of the Australian Government's Foreign Affairs Council.
The second edition of his book Making Australian Foreign Policy, co-written with Professor Michael Wesley, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2007.