Board of Directors

The United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney is governed by its Board of Directors. The members of the board are:


  • Lucy Turnbull, AO
    Inaugural member of the US Studies Centre's board of directors, 2007-2015   


Mark Baillie


Mark Baillie was appointed Chair of the Board of Directors at the US Studies Centre in November 2015.… more

David Anstice

Board of Directors

David W. Anstice retired as a senior executive of Merck & Co., Inc., in September 2008. He had reported to Merck's CEO, in various assignments, including President, The Americas; President, Asia P… more

Maria Atkinson, AM

Board of Directors

Maria Atkinson is a member of the US Studies Centre Board of Directors.… more

The Honourable John Brumby

Board of Directors

The Honourable John Brumby is the former Premier of Victoria (2007 – 2010) and has immense experience in public life serving for more than 10 years as Treasurer and then Premier of Victoria, 6 y… more

Professor L. Gordon Flake

Board of Directors

L. Gordon Flake is a member of the US Studies Centre's Board of Directors.… more

Professor Stephen Garton

Board of Directors

Professor Stephen Garton was Dean of the Faculty of Arts before taking up the position of Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University in Sydney in 2009. He is a is a graduate of the Universit… more

Professor Simon Jackman

Chief Executive Officer

Phone: +61 2 9351 7249

Expertise: US and Australian elections, public opinion, election campaigns and political participation.… more

The Honourable Kristina Keneally

Former Premier of NSW

The Honourable Kristina Keneally is a member of the US Studies Centre's Board of Directors.… more

Kevin McCann, AM

Board of Directors

Kevin McCann, AM FAICD, is a member of the US Studies Centre Board of Directors.… more

The Honourable John Olsen, AO

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The Honourable John Olsen AO is the Chairman and CEO of the American Australian Association Limited.… more

Dennis Richardson, AO

Board of Directors

Dennis Richardson is a member of the US Studies Centre Board of Directors. He was a speaker at the Centre's National Summit in June 2011.… more

Joseph Skrzynski, AO

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Joseph Skrzynski has had a career both in business and the not-for-profit sector.… more

Simon Smith

Secretary, NSW Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development

Simon Smith is a member of the US Studies Centre's board of directors.… more

Ezekiel Solomon, AM

Board of Directors

Ezekiel (Zeke) Solomon is a senior partner of Allens Arthur Robinson, Australia's oldest law firm and one of the leading law firms in the Asia Pacific region. He has extensive experience in corporate… more

Lucy Turnbull, AO

Patron of the United States Studies Centre

Lucy Hughes Turnbull AO is the patron of the US Studies Centre. She was a member of the Centre's Board of Directors from 2007 to 2015.… more

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