The Hon. Julie Bishop
Former Australian Foreign Minister and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party
The Honourable Julie Bishop is one of Australia's most recognised and respected politicians at home and abroad.
For 20 years Julie served as the federal member for the West Australian seat of Curtin. She was Australia's Foreign Minister for five years, representing our nation's interests on the world stage - the first female in that role, and also the first female to be Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party in its 75 year history, from 2007 - 2018.
To global acclaim, Julie led the international response to the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine. Under her leadership, the Foreign Policy White Paper was developed providing a comprehensive policy framework for the next decade; and her most cherished legacy - the New Colombo Plan, has supported 40,000 Australian undergraduates to live, study and work in the Indo-Pacific region.
Julie is the incoming Chancellor of Australian National University, chair of Telethon Kid's Institute, board member of The Prince's Trust Australia, director of The Palladium Group, member of the international advisory boards of Afiniti and the Human Vaccines Project.
She has also established a boutique advisory firm, Julie Bishop and Partners. Prior to entering politics, she was Managing Partner of the law firm Clayton Utz in Perth.
During AFL football season, Julie can be found cheering on the West Coast Eagles, having been the club's number one ticket holder and board member.