Patron, United States Studies Centre
Lucy Hughes Turnbull AO is a patron of the US Studies Centre. She was a member of the Centre's Board of Directors from June 2007 to December 2015, serving as the Centre's Deputy Chair from September 2012 to December 2015.
She is an urbanist, businesswoman and philanthropist with longstanding interest in cities, and technological and social innovation.
Turnbull chaired the Committee for Sydney from 2012 to 2015. In 2015, she was appointed Chief Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission, tasked by the NSW state government to assist in delivering strong and effective strategic planning for the whole of metropolitan Sydney. She is Chairman of Prima BioMed Limited, an ASX-listed biomedical company undertaking clinical development for an immuno-therapeutic cancer treatment.
Turnbull was the first female Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney from 2003-2004. In 2011, she became an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the community, local government and business. In 2012, Turnbull was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Business by the University of NSW, and in 2016, she was appointed Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Built Environment at the University of NSW.