Board of Directors

Board of Directors
  • The Honourable John Olsen, AO

    Chairman, American Australian Association Limited

    The Honourable John Olsen AO is currently the Chairman of the American Australian Association Limited.

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  • Mark Baillie

    Chairman, United States Studies Centre

    Mark Baillie was appointed Chair of the Board of Directors at the US Studies Centre (USSC) in November 2015 and has been a director of the American Australian Association since 2012.

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  • The Honourable Kim Beazley, AC

    Governor of Western Australia

    The Hon Kim Beazley AC is the 33rd Governor of Western Australia

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  • The Honourable Dr Elizabeth Constable

    Non-Executive Director, Perth USAsia Centre

    The Honourable Elizabeth Constable was a Member of the Parliament of Western Australia from 20 July 1991 until her retirement on 9 March 2013.

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  • Gordon Flake

    Chief Executive Officer, Perth USAsia Centre

    L. Gordon Flake is the founding CEO of the Perth USAsia Centre, a position he assumed in January of 2014.

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  • Sarah Beshar

    Senior Legal Counsel Davis Polk and Wardwell LLP

    Sarah Beshar is a senior executive, legal counsel, corporate advisor and strategist respected for combining strong business and legal judgment with financial acumen. Throughout her career, she has counseled and corporate finance, governance, compliance and international securities expertise.

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  • Professor Dawn Freshwater

    Vice-Chancellor, University of Western Australia

    Professor Dawn Freshwater was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Australia on 16 January 2017.

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  • Professor Simon Jackman

    Chief Executive Officer, United States Studies Centre

    Professor Jackman commenced as CEO of the US Studies Centre in April 2016. He is also a Professor of Political Science and (by courtesy) Statistics at Stanford University.

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  • Professor Stephen Smith

    Former Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs

    Professor Stephen Smith has been a Professor of Public International Law at the University of Western Australia since 2014. In May 2018, Professor Smith was appointed to the Resources 2030 Taskforce and is currently the Chairman of archTIS and a Member of the Board of LNG Marine Fuel Institute.  

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  • Deidre Willmott

    Non-Executive Director

    Ms Deirdre Willmott is the Board Member of Australia Post and Director of the Kimberley Foundation Australia.

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