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

    Executive 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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  • His Excellency The Honourable Kim Beazley, AC

    Former Deputy Prime Minister and Australian Ambassador to the United States of America

    The Hon Kim Beazley AC was elected to the Federal Parliament in 1980 and represented the electorates of Swan (1980-96) and Brand (1996-2007).

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  • The Honourable Dr Elizabeth Constable

    Vice Chancellor’s Fellow, The University of Western Australia

    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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  • 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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  • The Right Honourable Lisa Scaffidi

    The Lord Mayor of Perth

    The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor Ms Lisa Scaffidi is 17th Lord Mayor of the City of Perth.

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  • Professor Stephen Smith

    Former Minister for Defence and Minister for Foreign Affairs

    Professor Stephen Smith was Federal Member for Perth for the Australian Labor Party from March 1993 until September 2013. In a distinguished career spanning 20 years in the Australian Federal Parliament, Professor Smith served as the Minister for Defence, and prior to that, as Minister for Foreign Affairs.

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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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