Foreign Affairs and Trade
The National Foundation for Australia-China Relations is a national platform bringing together state, territory and local governments, business, education institutes, community and cultural sectors, and Chinese Australian communities to strengthen practical cooperation and engagement with China. It reflects the Australian Government’s commitment to a constructive relationship with China, founded on shared interests, mutual benefit and mutual respect, including through the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under

    Minister

  • Paid Members?

    No

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    16

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    7 February 2020

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Ms. Pru Bennett 24 June 2020 24 June 2023
Member Ms. Wesa Chau 7 February 2020 7 February 2023
Member Prof. Brian Schmidt AC 7 February 2020 7 February 2023
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Philip Chronican 28 September 2020 28 September 2022
Member Mr. Douglas Gautier 7 February 2020 7 February 2023
Member VACANT    
Member Ms. Helene Chung 7 February 2020 7 February 2023
Member Mr. Jason Yeap OAM 7 February 2020 7 February 2023
Member Mr. John Fitzgerald 7 February 2020 7 February 2023
Member Ms. Maree Ma 7 February 2020 7 February 2023
Member Mr. Peter Cai 7 February 2020 7 February 2023
Member Prof. Rory Medcalf 7 February 2020 7 February 2023
Member Mr. Rowan Callick OBE 7 February 2020 7 February 2023
Member Ms. Swati Dave 7 February 2020 7 February 2023
Member Dr. Wai-Ling Yeung 7 February 2020 7 February 2023
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