Olga Bodrova has been working for GAP since its inception, playing an active role in the company’s rapid development as a dynamic and influential institute for active policy. Olga is responsible for developing and coordinating GAP’s research programmes and the production and presentation of all its publications. Over the last twenty years, Olga has produced over 120 policy reports across a variety of subjects, from education, health and environment to information technology, complex project management and international affairs. She also manages data analytics across all GAP business units and provides data intelligence to GAP’s executives and key stakeholders to support informed decision-making. An essential part of her role is to oversee the development of online projects for GAP and its partner companies.
From 2013 to 2020, Olga has managed Writing Partners – a boutique writing agency she co-founded to deliver high-quality, cost-effective editorial services for government, business and non-profit organisations. Since 2019, Olga has been Production Editor of the Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems (BESS™) – a peer-reviewed journal that aims to leverage insights from behavioural economics to help solve some the most pressing challenges of today. She edited several books, including Innovation is for Everyone (Fritz & Howarth, 2019) and Managing for Change (Fritz & Howarth, 2014).
Prior to coming to Australia and joining GAP, Olga had a professional career in the media and the arts industry, having worked as a journalist and project manager for several European publishing houses and artistic organisations. She has produced a series of radio programmes for the Russian State broadcasting services and SBS Radio Russian Language Program, and for many years has been an active member of Moscow and Sydney boards of La Società Dante Alighieri, an international organisation promoting the Italian culture and language.
Olga holds a Masters Degree in Musicology from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire and a postgraduate degree in Media Arts & Production from the University of Technology, Sydney. She is a member of Sydney Philharmonia Symphony Chorus – a 100-voice auditioned choir which performs a broad repertoire ranging from early to contemporary music, as well as large-scale works with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.