Australia-Korea Foundation

Foreign Affairs and Trade
"The Australia-Korea Foundation (AKF) was established by the Australian Government in 1992 to promote bilateral relations between Korea and Australia. The objectives of AKF are to: increase public awareness of Australia in Korea and of Korea in Australia develop partnerships in areas of shared interest in the bilateral, regional and global context increase Australians' capacity to effectively engage with Korea. The AKF offers annual grant funding to organisations and individuals to support projects or activities which advance Australia's engagement with Korea, including exchanges, partnerships and other collaborations in the general fields of business, education, academia, arts/culture and society."

Further information

  • Type of Body

    F. Non-statutory advisory structure

  • Established By / Under

    Constitution and Administrative Arrangement Orders

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    C. Secondary non-statutory structure

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    R G Casey Building John McEwan Crescent
    Barton ACT 0221

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. Peter Coleman 11 December 2019 10 December 2024
Member Ms. Elly Lawson 23 December 2022 Determined by the appointer
Member Dr. Scott Watkins 29 March 2022 29 March 2025
Member Ms. Robyn Bryant 29 March 2022 29 March 2025
Member Prof. Peter Lee 31 August 2023 30 August 2026
Member Ms. Pippa Dickson 31 August 2023 30 August 2026
Member Ms. Karen Halbert 29 March 2022 29 March 2025
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