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Jun, 20 2013

2013 Benefit Dinner Honoured Dow Chemical Company Chairman & CEO Andrew Liveris and Richard Warburton AO LVO

L-R American Australian Association Chairman Malcolm Binks AO, The Dow Chemical Company Chairman & CEO Andrew Liveris, Prime Minister Julia Gillard MP, Richard Warburton AO LVO, U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich and Business Council of Australia President Tony Shepherd AO


The recent 2013 Annual Benefit Dinner at Sydney’s Convention Centre on 6 June was a tremendous success.  Over 500 attendees including Prime Minister Julia Gillard, former PM John Howard, Federal Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop, US Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich, Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner, NSW Treasurer Mike Baird, Business Council of Australia President Tony Shepherd, Commonwealth Bank of Australia Chairman David Turner, News Ltd CEO Kim Williams,  Qantas Chairman Leigh Clifford, Visy Executive Chairman Anthony Pratt, Bluescope Steel Chairman Graham Kraehe, IBM Australia Managing Director Andrew Stevens,  Woolworths Chairman Ralph Waters,  Bank of America Merrill Lynch CEO & Country Head Craig Drummond, Citi CEO & Country Head Stephen Roberts, McDonald's Australia CEO Catriona Noble, Worley Parsons Chairman John Grill, Nine Network Chairman David Haslingden,  Coca-Cola Australia Managing Director Warwick White,  Proctor & Gamble Australia Managing Director Maile Carnegie and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Managing Partner John Meacock gathered to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of Andrew Liveris, Chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company; and, Richard Warburton AO LVO.

The Benefit Dinner raised funds to support the Education Fund, which fosters post-doctoral research between Australia and the United States. To date, more than 160 Fellows have received awards totalling over US$4 million to pursue studies in critical fields from medical research to sustainability at top institutions such as MIT, Harvard and Princeton.

The American Australian Association extends a sincere thank you to the 2013 honourees, sponsors (listed below) and special guests.


2013 Dinner Chairmen

Lead Dinner Chairmen
Kim Williams, News Limited
Frank Lowy AC, Westfield Limited
Andrew Liveris, The Dow Chemical Company
Peter Hoj, The University of Queensland
Leigh Clifford AO, Qantas
Bates Gill, United States Studies Centre at The University of Sydney

Dinner Chairmen
Gregg Johnston, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Stephen Roberts, Citi
Bill Marynissen, Macquarie Private Wealth
Mike McGrath, PwC
Anthony Pratt, Visy
Darren Thomas, Thomas Foods

Dinner Co-Chairmen
Mark Baillie, Folkestone Limited
Gail Kelly, Westpac Banking Corporation
Christian Bennett, BHP Billiton
McKinsey & Company
Manufacturing Australia
Craig Drummond, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Chris Lawton, Ernst & Young
Tom Harley, Dragoman
Dennis McDonald, The Waypoint Group
Glenn Cooper, Coopers Brewery
Business Council of Australia
Westfield Retail Trust
PM Projects of Darwin
Business Council of Australia
Professor Peter Gray, Australian Institute of Bioengineering & Nanotechnology
Mark Monaghan, ANZ


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