Nick Rowley worked as an advisor to Prime Minister Tony Blair from 2004 to 2006. He was responsible for policy on sustainability and the environment working across Whitehall and in partnership with experts and practitioners from academia, business and non-government organisations. Nick lectures at the University of Sydney teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students on the relationships between power, politics and effective policy. He also works as an independent consultant to a mix of business and NGO clients in Australia and overseas.