American Australian Association

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Group.png American Australian Association
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FounderKeith Murdoch
Membership• Lachlan Murdoch
• Maureen Dougherty
• Brett Himbury
• Jennifer Nason
• Joe Hockey
• Rupert Murdoch
• James Wolfensohn
• Charles R. Grant
• Craig E. Chapman
• Jacqui Spence
• Shannon Marshall
• Melissa Babbage
• John Berry
A group designed to create a cadre of influential Australians loyal to the United States

The American Australian Association (AAA) is a group designed to create a cadre of influential Australians loyal to the United States and to further the careers of the next generation Australian leaders. It has similar functions to, amongst hundreds of these networks around the world, the German Atlantik-Brücke and the British-American Project. The network includes virtually everyone with a position of power in Australia, in politics, business and media.[citation needed]


From the organizations own introduction[1]:

"Established by Sir Keith Murdoch in New York City in 1948, the American Australian Association (AAA) is the leading privately funded nonprofit organization dedicated to deepening and strengthening cooperation and understanding between the institutions and people of the United States and Australia. Our two nations work closely on many levels, through government and business cooperation and leadership, corporate investment, research and innovation and the movement of people in business, education, sports, culture and the arts.

For over 70 years, the AAA has provided an important forum for collaboration and exchange between political and business leaders - the US President, Australian Prime Ministers, Federal and State Cabinet Ministers, and the chief executives of leading companies across the United States and Australia have been among the many individuals hosted.

Our corporate members include many of the most prominent commercial and financial institutions engaged in business between the United States and Australia, showcasing the depth of our countries' partnership - spanning defense, spacial exploration, arts, education, technology and innovation, energy, infrastructure, sport and many other areas of mutual endeavor.

Since 2002, the Association's grant programs have distributed over $10 million to over 800 graduates, veterans and artists - further advancing the careers of the next generation of leaders, developing international networks and generating solutions that address the global issues of our time.

Benefit Dinner

Every year, the Association holds a benefit dinner to recognize important American-Australian business relations and to celebrate the scholars of its Education Fund. The Dinner is an elegant evening held in an upscale New York venue. The event is attended by around 600 guests. Price: Platinum Sponsor $50,000; Gold Sponsor $35,000; Silver Sponsor $25,000 [2]



CHAIRMAN Craig E. Chapman Esq. Sidley Austin LLP

VICE CHAIRMAN Melissa Babbage Swiss Re America

PRESIDENT Amb. John Berry (Ret.) American Australian Association

TREASURER Jacqui Spence Sora Group

SECRETARY Shannon Marshall J.P. Morgan

Board of Directors

Grant Knuckey CEO Americas ANZ

Sara McKerihan Managing Director, Citigroup

Leon Allen Managing Director, Americas Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Martin Schroeter Senior Vice President & CFO IBM

Jennifer Nason Managing Director and Global Chairman of Technology, Media and Telecom Investment Banking J.P. Morgan

Charles R. Grant Partner Lexington Partners

Ben Scott Managing Director, Senior Relationship Manager Morgan Stanley

Rich Rauchenberger Executive Vice President & General Manager National Australia Bank

Jim Kennedy Chief Communications Officer News Corporation

Todd Malan Vice President External Affairs Rio Tinto

Craig E. Chapman Esq. Partner Sidley Austin LLP

Melissa Babbage Non-Executive Director Swiss Re America

Stephen Thompson Senior Executive Vice President Quantas, The Americas, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Japan

Advisory Council & Patrons

  • Patron of the Association

David W. Anstice Former Executive Vice President Merck & Co.

Robert L. Joss PhD Dean Emeritus, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Greg Norman AO Chairman & CEO Great White Shark Enterprises

Hon. Michael Baume AO

Andrew Liveris Chairman, President & CEO The Dow Chemical Company

Anthony J. Pratt Global Chairman Pratt Industries USA

Geoffrey Bible Chairman & CEO Emeritus Altria Group, Inc.

Peter Lowy* Principal Lowy Family Group

Bruce Stillman PhD AO President Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Douglas Daft AC Former Chairman & CEO The Coca-Cola Company

W. James McNerney Former Chairman & CEO The Boeing Company

Robert Thomson Chief Executive News Corp

James Gorman Chairman & CEO Morgan Stanley

Rupert Murdoch AC Executive Chairman, News Corp Co-Chairman, Fox Corporation Frederick B. Whittemore* Advisory Director Morgan Stanley

Leon Hertz AO Former Executive Vice President News Corp

Jacques Nasser AO Former Chairman BHP Billiton Ltd

James Wolfensohn KBE AO* President Emeritus World Bank


Despite being allegedly an open network, this membership association does not have a Wikipedia page.


Known members

3 of the 13 of the members already have pages here:

Joe HockeyAustralian politician and diplomat
Rupert MurdochAustralian-American media mogul who uses his power as part of the deep state.
James WolfensohnAustralian/US dual national, President of the World Bank, Bilderberg steering committee
Many thanks to our Patrons who cover ~2/3 of our hosting bill. Please join them if you can.