Board of Directors

Australian-American Fulbright Board Members 2018

The Australian-American Fulbright Commission is governed by a Board of Directors appointed annually by the Minister of Education and Training under the delegated authority of the Australian Prime Minister, and five Americans, appointed by the U.S. Ambassador to Australia. The Prime Minister and the Ambassador serve as joint Honorary Co-Chairs of the Commission, while the Board of Directors elects a Chairperson each year from its members.

Honorary Co-Chairs

The Hon Scott Morrison MP
Prime Minister of Australia

Ambassador Arthur B. Culvahouse Jr
U.S. Ambassador to Australia
U.S. Embassy Canberra

Board of Directors

Peter de Cure (Chair)
Chairman, Gifford Hill Pty Ltd
Non-Executive Director, Variety the Children’s Charity SA Inc.

Gavin Sundwall (Treasurer)
Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs
U.S. Embassy, Canberra

Christian Bennett
Head of Government Relations & Industry Affairs
Woolworths Group

Rachel Cooke
Consul General
U.S. Consulate, Perth

Professor Barney Glover AO
Vice-Chancellor and President
Western Sydney University

Ms Sara James
Author and Journalist

Dr Varuni Kulasekera
Consultant Scientist

Larry Lopez
Chairman, West Tech Fest
Partner, Australian Venture Consultants

Karen Sandercock
Group Manager, International Group
Australian Government, Department of Education

Greg Wilcock
Assistant Secretary, United States Branch
Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade