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), Advisory Committee for Optus Limited (from 2013) and Sydney Airport Corporation Limited (from 2018).
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).