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.

Lucy is an urbanist, businesswoman and philanthropist with longstanding interest in cities, and technological and social innovation.

She chairs the Committee for Sydney and is Chairman of Prima BioMed Limited, an ASX-listed biomedical company undertaking clinical development for an immuno-therapeutic cancer treatment.

She is a director of Sealink Travel Group Limited.

She is currently a board member of Australian Technology Park, the Redfern Foundation Limited, the Turnbull Foundation and the Grattan Institute.

She was deputy chair of the Council of Australian Government’s (COAG) City Expert Advisory Panel.

She was the first female Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney from 2003-4.

In 2011 she became an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the community, local government and business.

In 2012 she was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Business by the University of NSW.