Julie Bishop

Chancellor, Australian National University

Served as Australia’s 38th Minister for Foreign Affairs from September 2013 in August 2018, the first woman to hold the role as well as the first woman Deputy Leader of the Federal Liberal Party, serving for 11 years. Led the development of the 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper, providing a comprehensive policy framework for the subsequent decade; and the establishment of the New Colombo Plan, enabling Australian undergraduates to live, study and work in the Indo-Pacific region. Within five years, more than 40,000 students had participated in the plan. Prior to 20-year political career, was Managing Partner of Perth law firm Clayton Utz. 1978, LLB, University of Adelaide. Honorary Doctorate, University of Adelaide (2017). Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs. 1996, Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School. Other roles include Chancellor of Australian National University (from 1 January 2020), Chair of Telethon Kid’s Institute, Member of the Board of The Prince’s Trust Australia, Non-Executive Director of The Palladium Group, Member of the International Advisory Board of Afiniti and the Human Vaccines Project.