Career

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: Lowy Institute for International Policy (from 2012), Australian Philanthropic Services Limited (from 2012) and Sydney Airport Corporation Limited (from 2018),  

Member: 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) and Sydney Theatre Company Ltd (2010-2016).

Former Director: Singapore Telecommunications Limited (2013-2015).

Age: 65 years. Residence: Sydney, Australia. Nationality: Australian.

 

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