National Foundation for Australia-China Relations (NFACR)

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

    F. Non-statutory advisory structure

  • Established By / Under

    Minister

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    16

  • Classification

    C. Secondary non-statutory structure

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Ms. Pru Bennett 25 June 2023 24 June 2025
Member Ms. Jan Adams AO PSM 8 July 2022 Determined by the appointer
Member Ms. Marina Go AM 15 February 2023 15 February 2025
Member Mr. Rowan Callick OBE 15 February 2023 15 February 2025
Member Mr. Douglas Gautier AM 15 February 2023 15 February 2025
Member Prof. Rory Medcalf AM 15 February 2023 15 February 2025
Member Prof. Brian Schmidt AC 15 February 2023 15 February 2025
Member Ms. Yin Cao 19 April 2023 19 April 2025
Member Dr. Courtney Fung 15 February 2023 15 February 2025
Member Dr. Jade Little 15 February 2023 15 February 2025
Member Prof. Sharon Lewin AO 19 April 2023 19 April 2025
Member Mr. Duncan Lewis AO DSC CSC 15 February 2023 15 February 2025
Member Mr. Richard McGregor 15 February 2023 15 February 2025
Member VACANT
Member Ms. Alice Pung 16 May 2024 16 May 2027
Member Ms. Wesa Chau 15 February 2023 15 February 2025
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