Dr Hewson is currently a Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU, and an Adjunct Professor at Curtin, UTS, Canberra and Griffith Universities. He has worked for The Australian Treasury, the IMF, the Reserve Bank, the UN (UNESCAP), and the ADB.
In Business, he was a Founder of Macquarie Bank, Chairman ABN Amro Australia, and Chair/Director of public and private companies. He is Chair, Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia, Chair, BioEnergy Australia, and a Patron of the Smart Energy Council and the Ocean Nourishment Foundation.
In Politics he has served two Federal Treasurers and Prime Minister, held Shadow Ministries, was Leader of the Liberal Party, and of the Federal Coalition in Opposition.
Dr Hewson is very active in charities and not-for-profits.