Robert Johanson is a consultant at corporate advisory firm Grant Samuel where he has worked since 1993. Robert has 30 years’ experience in corporate finance and investment banking. He is the Chairman of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited, Deputy Chancellor at the University of Melbourne and Chairman of the Melbourne University Fund. He is Chairman of the Australia India Institute and of The Conversation, a member of the Takeovers Panel and a director of the Robert Salzer Foundation, an arts foundation. Robert is also a sheep farmer.
Professor Susan Elliott studied Medicine at the University of Melbourne. She was awarded Dux of the Austin and Repatriation General Hospital’s Clinical School and was the recipient of the Senior Medical Staff Prize. Her specialist training is in gastroenterology, for which she completed her MD by thesis in 1993.
Nick Bisley is Executive Director of La Trobe Asia and Professor of International Relations at La Trobe University. His research and teaching expertise is in Asia’s international relations , globalisation and the diplomacy of great powers. Nick is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Journal of International Affairs, Australia’s oldest scholarly journal in the field of International Relations.
Ross Fitzgerald is a Director of Visy Industries, and the Founding CEO of Spectrum Venture Management. Ross is committed to promoting greater friendship, mutual understanding and co-operation between Australia and India. To this end, he is:
- Co- Chairman, the Australia India Leadership Dialogue; and the India
Australia Israel Food and Water Security Dialogue
- Board member of the Australia India Institute;the Australian Friends
of ASHA; and the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.
Adam Luckhurst is the Branch Manager, ESOS & South Asia Branch within the International Group in the Australian Government Department of Education. In this role Adam is responsible for overseeing regulatory arrangements relating to the provision of international education, and the bilateral education relationship with countries of the South Asia region.
Professor Amitabh Mattoo is the Honorary Director of the Australia India Institute @Delhi. He concurrently serves as Honorary Professor of International Relations at the University of Melbourne and Professor at the School of International Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University. Professor Mattoo was the CEO and Inaugural Director of the Australia Institute from 2011-2015.