Oliver Freeman is a career publisher and the joint chairman of Third Millennium Publishing Australasia, the leading scenario planner, futurist and co-founder with Richard Neville of the Neville Freeman Agency, and the co-founder with Professor Richard Bawden and Dr Richard Hames of GBN Australia.
He is acknowledged as having done more for the uptake of scenario planning in Australia than any other practitioner by guiding over 400 people and organisations through GBN Australia's scenario planning simulation training programs.
He entered the publishing profession in 1967 as an academic representative for McGraw Hill in the UK, advancing rapidly to Managing Director roles for various companies since 1978.
Oliver came to Australia from the United Kingdom in 1983, and set up his own professional and business publishing operation, Prospect Media, through which he developed over 40 periodical publications, numerous reports and special monographs. He sold this business to Reed Elsevier in 2001.
He now publishes under the Richmond imprint from his office in North Sydney. Current titles include Footprints of the Future; The Myth of Nine to Five; I Need Balance in My Life; The Art of the Long View and Strategic Enterprise Management Systems and Captive of the System.
Oliver has held hundreds of conferences, seminars and training programs in the last twenty years across all topics. Recently he has been spending more time on workshop facilitation and consulting. He has developed a two-day course on Scenario Planning & Strategic Leadership in line with the perceived need for organisations to align long term vision with current strategic planning and operations.
Oliver directed the Australian Business Foundation's Alternative Futures project and has undertaken recent scenario planning projects with Queensland Cotton, Australian Bush Heritage Fund, Rockhampton Enterprise, NRMA, Pacific Power International, Telstra and the University of Canberra.
Oliver has an MA from the University of Oxford and an MA from the University of Essex. He is past chairman of Publish Australia, the Copyright Agency Limited and the current chairman of UNSW Press. He is past Vice President of the Australian Publishers Association. He is also a director of StickyCorp Pty Ltd and VISCOPY Ltd - the visual arts collecting society, and a co-founder of digital companies eBooks.com, Leagle, The Larrikin Post, and homepageDAILY.
An adjunct professor at the University of Technology Sydney Business School, he has a lifelong interest in the visual arts and is deeply interested in the nexus between the arts and business.
Oliver Freeman travels from New South Wales Australia
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