For over 60 years globally and 20 years in Australia, Asia Society has been building bridges of understanding between leaders and change-makers of Asia, Australia, and the United States.
Asia Society Australia – part of Asia Society, a global non-profit organisation and the leading force in advancing a deeper global understanding of Asia through arts, education, policy and business – is Australia’s leading national centre for engagement with Asia.
Asia Society Australia was launched in 1997 by then Prime Minister John Howard to broaden interest and understanding in Australia of Asian countries and their politics, business and culture. The establishment of Asia Society Australia was led by Hugh Morgan AC (then CEO of WMC Limited) and Richard Woolcott AC (former Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) in recognition of the need to promote greater understanding about the countries, peoples, and cultures of Asia and the Pacific region.
Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Asia Society is a non-partisan, non-profit institution with headquarters in New York, and centers in Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Manila, Melbourne, Mumbai, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo, Washington, DC, and Zürich. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education and policy, Asia Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.
Chief Executive Officer
Asia Society Australia