Kevin Rudd to be next Australian Ambassador to the U.S.
NEW YORK; Dec 20, 2022 — The government of Australia announced yesterday its nomination of Asia Society President and CEO Kevin Rudd as the country’s next Ambassador to the United States, commencing in March.
Asia Society Board of Trustees Co-Chairs Amb. Heng Chee Chan and John L. Thornton issued the following statement:
“Kevin Rudd has been a transformational leader as President and CEO of the Asia Society, leading the organization through critical moments for it and the world.
Since joining the organization 8 years ago, he has established the Asia Society Policy Institute as a premier research institution, expanded Asia Society to 15 locations globally, and broadened our mission to combating anti-Asian hate in the United States, and elsewhere.
We wish Kevin tremendous success in his vital new role, and we look forward to building on his impact and legacy.”