Our Board and Advisory Council

Board of Directors


Doug Ferguson

Doug Ferguson
Chairman, NSW & Head, Asia and International Markets


Deputy Chairs

Swati Dave

Swati Dave
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Export Finance Australia


Andrew Michelmore

Andrew Michelmore AO
Non-Executive Director



Nicole Brigg

Nicole Brigg
Pro Vice-Chancellor, International
Macquarie University


Evie Bruce

Evie Bruce
Australian Managing Partner, Mergers & Acquisition
King & Wood Mallesons


Christopher Campbell

Christopher Campbell
Group Managing Director
Academies Australasia


Grant Dooley

Grant Dooley
Chief Executive Officer
ARA Infrastructure


David Epstein

David Epstein
Non Executive Director & Corporate Advisor


Stuart Fuller

Stuart Fuller
Global Head of Legal Services


Jennie LAng

Jennie Lang AM
UNSW Fellow
University of New South Wales


Andrew McIntyre

Professor Andrew MacIntyre
Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor, South-East Asia Partnerships
Monash University


Vera Ou-Young

Vera Ou-Young
Partner & National Chinese Services Group Leader
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu


Wayne Spanner

Wayne Spanner
Managing Partner, Australia
Norton Rose Fulbright


Alice Wong

Alice Wong
Council Member, National Library of Australia
Special Adviser, Bangarra Group Board


Su-Ming Wong

Su-Ming Wong
Chief Executive Officer
CHAMP Ventures

Advisory Council

Frances Adamson
Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Kate Axup
Partner, Allens Linklaters

Don Boyd
Consultant, Norton Rose Fulbright

Dr Michael Brand
Director, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Terry Campbell AO 
Senior Chairman, Goldman Sachs Australia

Cathryn Carver
Executive General Manager, Client Coverage, National Australia Bank 

Charlie Cheng
Group Manager, Chinese Segment, The Star Entertainment Group

Peter Coleman
CEO & Managing Director, Woodside Energy Limited

Geoff Culbert
Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Airport

Nicholas Curtis AM
Executive Chairman, Rutila Resources Limited

Gerard Dalbosco
Managing Partner (Melbourne), Ernst & Young

Chum Darvall AM 
Chairman, TransGrid

John W.H. Denton AO
Secretary-General, International Chamber of Commerce

Al Donald
Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Chris Eccles AO
Secretary, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victorian Government

Sir Rod Eddington AO
Chairman, Australia & New Zealand, JP Morgan

Dr Stephanie Fahey
Chief Executive Officer, Austrade

Karen Fifer
Managing Partner, Consumer Markets Asia, Heidrick & Struggles

Bruce Gosper
Australian High Commissioner to Singapore

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

Alexandra Holcomb

Paul Kelly 
Editor-at-large, The Australian 

Stephen Loosley AM
Chairman, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

John Meacock
Global Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte

Hugh Morgan AC 
Chairman Emeritus, Asia Society Australia

Sidney Myer AM
Chairman of Myer Family Investments Pty Ltd; Chairman of the Estate of Sidney Myer

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 L. Smith AO LLB
Chairman Emeritus

Stephen Spargo AM
Consultant, Stanbury Consultants

Dr Michael Spence AC
Vice-Chancellor & Principal, University of Sydney

Ian Thatcher
Managing Partner, Financial advisory Asia Pacific & Deputy Managing Director, Deloitte Asia Pacific

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