Council of Advisors

The Council of Advisors was established to contribute to the work of the US Studies Centre by offering its advice, expertise and experience in the United States and Australia-US relations to the Centre's Board of Directors.

Mark Johnson AO (Co-Chair)
Former Chairman of AGL Energy

Robert Joss AC (Co-Chair)
Former Dean, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Richard Armitage
Former US Deputy Secretary of State

Michael Baume AO
Former diplomat and front-bench federal politician

Kim Beazley AC
Former Australian Ambassador to the United States

Jeffrey L. Bleich
Former US Ambassador to Australia

Gina Despres
Former Senior Vice President, Capital Research and Management Co.

Stephen Fitzgerald
Former Chairman of Goldman Sachs Australian and New Zealand

Fleur Harlan
Trustee of The Manhattan Institute

Bob Hawke AC
Former Prime Minister of Australia

John Howard AC
Former Prime Minister of Australia

James A. Johnson
Businessman and Democratic Party strategist

Mike Kane
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Boral Australia

Roy Krzywosinski
Former Managing Director of Chevron Australia Pty Ltd

Andrew Liveris
Former Chairman and CEO of Dow Chemical

Michael McRobbie AO
President, Indiana University

Lachlan Murdoch
Executive Co-Chairman of News Corp

Don Nutbeam
Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney

Judy Olian
President of Quinnipiac University

Anthony Pratt
Executive Chairman of Visy Industries and Pratt Industries

Thomas Schieffer
Former US Ambassador to Australia and Japan

Carol Schwartz AM
Board Member, Reserve Bank of Australia

Michael Spence
Vice Chancellor and Principal, University of Sydney

Michael Thawley AO
Former Australian Ambassador to the United States