Professor Rae Frances AM (Selection Panel Chair)
Rae Frances is Dean of the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the Australian National University. She is also a professor of history, with prize-winning books on the history of women, work and war. Prior to taking up her role at ANU in mid-2017 she was Dean of Arts at Monash University for 10 years and before that had teaching, research and leadership roles at UNSW, the University of Auckland and Murdoch University.
Professor Frances is passionate about the ability of education to transform lives and is herself the recipient of university, state and national teaching awards. She has also served on a variety of boards, including the National Museum of Australia, and was awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2020 for significant service to history studies as a teacher, researcher and author.
Dr Graham Tuckwell
Graham Tuckwell is an alumnus of ANU (BEc (Hons) 1978 and LLB 1981). He is the founder and Chairman of ETF Securities Limited (ETFSL), a leading issuer of Exchange Traded Products in Europe, the USA and Asia-Pacific, with approximately $20 billion in assets. He invented the concept of exchange traded commodities when he launched Gold Bullion Securities in Australia in 2003. Prior to establishing ETFSL, he was involved in corporate advisory and investment banking for 20 years in Australia and London, working with Investor Resources Limited (a firm he founded), Salomon Brothers, Normandy Mining, Credit Suisse First Boston and Schroders. Graham's first job was working for Dr Vince FitzGerald as an economist in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra.
Dr Louise Tuckwell
Louise Tuckwell (née Wright) is an alumna of the University of Queensland (BDSc 1984) where she was awarded a University Medal. Louise worked as a dentist for a number of years in Australia and the UK. She completed the first year of an MBA at the University of Adelaide before putting her energy into bringing up a family of four children, coping with three international moves and a husband who was frequently travelling. She is passionate about education, especially in music, and has always taken an active role in school life on a voluntary basis. Volunteer roles have included participation in various school committees and church activities.
Dr Malcolm Allbrook
Malcolm Allbrook is Managing Editor of the Australian Dictionary of Biography and a Research Fellow in the National Centre of Biography, School of History, the Australian National University. An alumnus of the University of Western Australia (BA Hons 1977; BSW 1980) and Griffith University (PhD 2008), he worked in senior management with the Western Australian government, and then in research and management roles with Aboriginal community organisations in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of WA, before joining the ANU in 2011.
The author or co-author of four books and numerous articles, he strongly believes in the power of education to transform lives and communities. He is committed to enhancing educational opportunities for all Australians, including those who may face barriers to fulfilling their potential by virtue of their places of residence, social or family backgrounds.
Admiral Chris Barrie AC RAN R'td
Admiral Chris Barrie is a Visiting Fellow, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU.
Chris retired from over 41 years of active service in the Royal Australian Navy, and as the Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) in July 2002. Since retirement from the military, Chris has concentrated his work on strategic leadership issues as a consultant, teacher and mentor. He became involved in Oxford University’s Strategic Leadership and Stimulus Forum Programs (2002-2011) and is now a key member of the Oxford Praxis Forum. He has worked with the Australian Davos Connection’s Future Summit Program and is now a regular participant in the Australian Leadership Retreat, and the Kokoda Foundation’s Young Strategic Leaders Forum. He was also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Washington DC (2004-09). Chris has also been working to promote the establishing of the Asia-Pacific Leaders Circle and institution-building throughout the region through the Australian Crime Prevention Council.
As CDF, Chris directed and commanded the operation to secure East Timor in 1999-2000 and provided specialised defence security support for the Sydney Olympic Games (2000) and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Coolum (2002). He advised the Government about specific roles for Australia’s armed forces in support of coalition forces in Afghanistan and elsewhere after the 9/11 tragedy, and the invocation of security assistance to the US Government offered by the Australian Government under the ANZUS Treaty.
Ms Anne-Marie Schwirtlich AM
Anne-Marie Schwirtlich served as the Director-General of the National Library of Australia between 2011 and 2017. She completed a BA(Hons) at Macquarie University and a Diploma of Information Management through the University of New South Wales. She was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2015, for significant service to the library and archives sector through leadership roles at state and national levels, and to professional information management organisations.
She has previously held the following positions: Chief Executive Officer and State Librarian at the State Library of Victoria; Acting Director-General at the National Archives of Australia; Assistant Director-General, Public and Reader Services at the National Archives of Australia, Acting Director, Australian Collections and Information Services at the National Library of Australia; Director, Access and Information Services at the National Archives of Australia; and Senior Curator, Printed and Written Records, and Art at the Australian War Memorial.
Professor Narci Teoh
Narci Teoh graduated from the University of Sydney with MBBS at First Class Honours in 1993 and was conferred FRACP and PhD in 2000 and 2003 respectively. She is current Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at The Australian National University, and a clinician-researcher who provides specialist care to individuals affected by digestive and liver disorders. She is active in the education of medical colleagues, students and the Australian community in the prevention of gastroenterological and liver diseases, especially against related cancers.
Narci’s translational research pursuits pertain to the conditions which predispose to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Using experimental models, she continues on a (long) quest to discover the ideal therapeutic protective strategy against ischaemia-reperfusion injury, a phenomenon which complicates liver surgery and transplantation. Her research to date has been funded by external competitive grants, particularly the NHMRC.
She was recent President (2017 - 2019) of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA), our national clinical and scientific peak body in Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Australia’s prime advocacy group for patients affected by these health issues.
Mr Stephen Minns
Stephen Minns is an alumna of the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce.
He is a corporate partner in the Melbourne office of King & Wood Mallesons, an international law firm, where he works on public and private mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. He has worked in both the Sydney and Melbourne offices and from 2013 to 2019, he was the Australian Chairman of the firm. He also spends part of his time involved in the international operations of King & Wood Mallesons in China, Hong Kong and Singapore. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Stephen was an investment banker.