Our Board and Advisory Council

Board of Directors


Doug Ferguson, Chairman

Partner in Charge, Asia and International Markets, KPMG


Alexandra Holcomb, Deputy Chair

Chief Risk Officer, Westpac Group


Kate Axup

Partner, Allens


Swati Dave

Managing Director and CEO, Export Finance and Insurance Corporation 


Christopher Campbell

Group Managing Director, Academies Australasia


David Epstein

Non-Executive Director and Corporate Advisor


Stuart Fuller

Partner, King & Wood Mallesons


Jennie Lang

Fellow, The University of New South Wales


Wayne Spanner

Managing Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright


Tom Tanaka

General Manager and Country Head, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Sydney Branch


Ian Thatcher

Managing Partner, Financial Advisory Services for Asia Pacific and Deputy Managing Partner, Deloitte Asia Pacific


Alice Wong

Council Member, National Library of Australia


Su-Ming Wong

Chief Executive Officer, CHAMP Ventures


Advisory Council

Frances Adamson

Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Bruce Bowers

Non-Executive Director

Dr Michael Brand

Director, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Terry Campbell AO 

Senior Chairman, Goldman Sachs Australia

Jennifer Cermak

Partner, McKinsey and Company

Benjamin Chow AO 

Deputy Chairman, NSW Multicultural Business Advisory Panel

Peter Coad

Executive General Manager, International Branches, National Australia Bank

Peter Coleman

CEO and Managing Director, Woodside Energy Limited

Mark Crean

Partner, Jones Day

Nicholas Curtis AM

Executive Chairman, Rutila Resources Limited

Chum Darvall AM

Chairman, TransGrid

Gerard Dalbosco

Managing Partner (Melbourne), Ernst & Young

John Denton AO

Partner & CEO, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Al Donald

Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Maureen Dougherty

President, Boeing Australia & Pacific

Sir Rod Eddington AO

Chairman, Australia & New Zealand, J P Morgan

Dr Stephanie Fahey

Chief Executive Officer, Austrade

Bruce Gosper

Australian High Commissioner to Singapore

Peter Grey

Senior Advisor, International Business Engagement & Co-Chair, Japan Business Group, Corrs Chamber Westgarth 

Nihal Gupta

Chairman, NSW Multicultural Business Advisory Panel

Paul Kelly 

Editor-at-large, The Australian 

Stephen Loosley AM

Chairman, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Andrew Low

Head of International Investment Banking, CITIC CLSA Securities

Hugh Morgan AC 

Chairman Emeritus, Asia Society Australia

Andrew J Parker

Partner, Deals and Asia Practice Leader, PwC

Trevor Rowe AO 

Chairman, Rothschild Australia

Darren Rudd

Head of Corporate Affairs, Tata Consultancy Services (ANZ)

The Hon Warwick Smith AM, Chairman Emeritus

Senior Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group

Stephen Spargo AM

Consultant, Stanbury Consultants

Peter Varghese AO

Chancellor, University of Queensland

Richard Woolcott AC

Founding Director, Asia Society Australia, Former Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Former Ambassador to Indonesia, Philippines, the United Nations and Ghana

Dr Alex Yasumoto

Chairman, Pacific Investments