Mr Gonski started his career as a lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills, and is now one of Australia’s most respected business leaders and company directors. He has business experience in Australia and internationally, and is involved in a broad range of organisations in the government and education sectors. He is a leading philanthropist and provides strong community leadership, particularly in relation to education in Australia.
Relevant Other Directorships
Chairman: The University of New South Wales Foundation Limited (from 2005, Director from 1999).
Director/Member: Lowy Institute for International Policy (from 2012), Australian Philanthropic Services Limited (from 2012), ASIC External Advisory Panel (from 2013) and Advisory Committee for Optus Limited (from 2013).
Chancellor: University of New South Wales (from 2005).
President: Art Gallery of NSW Trust (from 2016).
Relevant Former Directorships held in last three years, include
Former Chairman: Review to Achieve Education Excellence in Australian Schools for the Commonwealth of Australia (2017-2018), Coca-Cola Amatil Limited (2001-2017, Director from 1997), Sydney Theatre Company Ltd (2010-2016), Guardians of the Future Fund of Australia (2012-2014), Investec Bank (Australia) Limited (2002-2014), Swiss Re Life & Health Australia Limited (2011-2014), Investec Holdings Australia Limited (2002-2014), Ingeus Limited (2009-2014) and National E-Health Transition Authority Ltd (2008-2014).
Former Director: Singapore Telecommunications Limited (2013-2015), Investec Property Limited (2005-2014) and Infrastructure NSW (2011-2014).