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Stuart Kells is an author and antiquarian books authority. His published work includes the critically acclaimed biography of Kay Craddock, 'Rare', 'Penguin and the Lane Brothers' and 'Australian Book Collectors'. He speaks regularly and enthusiastically on the history and value of printed books, including at Clunes Booktown, Melbourne Rare Book Week and Duneira. Beyond the field of rare books, Stuart has written on regulation and business performance, and has had a diverse career in government, academia and the private sector, including as Victoria’s Assistant Auditor-General, as head of the Office of Manufacturing, and in roles at the Melbourne Institute, Potter Warburg and KPMG. Stuart was an economic adviser to three consecutive Premiers of Victoria, and was formerly on the board of the Industry Capability Network (Vic); the Victorian Government’s Gateway Supervisory Committee; the Advisory Panel on Employment Services Accountability and Administration; and the Defence Reserves Support Council (Vic). Stuart has a PhD in Law from Monash University, and a B.Comm and an M.Comm, both with first class honours, from the University of Melbourne.