Travers McLeod

Travers McLeod is CPD’s Chief Executive Officer. He has worked as a Policy Adviser for the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford. There he focused on Now for the Long Term, the report of the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations, chaired by Pascal Lamy, former Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. Travers has taught in Australia and the UK, including nearly two years as a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Merton College, Oxford. He has also worked as a lawyer and was an associate to Justice Michael Kirby in the High Court of Australia. Travers remains an Associate of the Oxford Martin School and is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne’s School of Social and Political Sciences. Travers grew up in Exmouth and Perth in Western Australia, and graduated from the University of Western Australia with first-class honours degrees in arts and law. He completed a DPhil and MPhil (Dist) in international relations at Balliol College, Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Travers’ first book, Rule of Law in War: International Law and United States Counterinsurgency Doctrine in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars will be published by Oxford University Press later this year.