I’m delighted to have been appointed to the board of the Britain-Australia Society as a Non-Executive Director.

I’ve been an active member of the Society for several years, and I look forward to continuing working with Chair Damian Walsh, CEO Louise Mulley and Marina Kinsman alongside fellow directors Elizabeth Ames, John Langoulant, Tim Dillon, Keith Newton, Trish Wadley, Jeannie Lopes, Alastair Walton, and Kate O’Neill.

This appointment follows my NED roles with The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Australia, the Sydney Rotary Club and the Centre for Volunteering in Sydney.

The Society exists to promote and maintain the rich relationship between Australia and the United Kingdom; members are individuals and corporations aligned with and supporting that objective.

It also works to connect its members across the United Kingdom through an active and varied events programme ranging from high-level networking opportunities in sought-after locations to briefings by leading experts on topical issues such as trade and defence policy.

With exclusive access to many prestigious events and venues and a diverse membership, including some of the leading figures in Anglo-Australian relations, the Society is the organisation for individuals and companies who want to support the wide-ranging and modern relationship between the UK and Australia.