Board of Directors

Board of Directors
  • The Honourable Kim Beazley AC

    Distinguished Fellow, Perth USAsia Centre

    The Honourable Kim Beazley AC was the 33rd Governor of Western Australia. Prior to being installed as Governor, Mr Beazley had dedicated almost three decades to a career in Federal Parliament, representing the WA seats of Brand and Swan.

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  • Deidre Willmott

    Non-Executive Director of Australia Post

    Deidre Willmott is an experienced non-executive director and executive. She is a non-executive director of Australia Post, where she chairs the People and Sustainability Committee, Chief Executive Women, where she chairs the Scholarships Committee, and Rock Art Australia. She is a member of the Melbourne School of Government Advisory Board ad Kearney ANZ Advisory Group.

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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. Baillie has been a member of the USSC board since February 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 Amit Chakma

    Vice-Chancellor, The University of Western Australia

    Professor Amit Chakma is the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Western Australia. He served as President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Ontario from 2009 to 2019. Prior to his tenure at Western, he served as Provost and Vice-President Academic at the University of Waterloo from 2001 to 2009.

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  • The Honourable Richard Court AC

    Former Premier of Western Australia, former Ambassador of Australia to Japan

    The Honourable Richard Court AC has led an extensive and successful career in government and foreign affairs. He served as the Member for Nedlands in the Western Australian Parliament for almost 20 years, served as Premier and Treasurer of Western Australia for eight years, and as Australia’s Ambassador to Japan from 2017 to 2020.

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  • Professor Gordon Flake

    Chief Executive Officer, Perth USAsia Centre

    Professor Gordon Flake is the founding CEO of the Perth USAsia Centre at The University of Western Australia. Professor Flake is one of Australia’s leading authorities on the Indo-Pacific, with a particular specialisation on Korea having spent nearly three decades focused on the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia.

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  • Dr Michael J. Green

    Chief Executive Officer, United States Studies Centre

    Dr Michael Jonathan Green is Chief Executive Officer of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.

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  • Dr Lynn Kuok

    Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Security

    Dr Lynn Kuok brings with her a highly successful career in international relations and law, having held fellowships at Brookings Institution, Yale Law School, Harvard Law School, the Harvard Kennedy School, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and the Centre for International Law at the National University of Singapore.

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  • Rebecca Tomkinson

    Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Commerce of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia

    Rebecca Tomkinson joins the board with considerable business experience in strategic and executive positions across both private and not-for-profit sectors.

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