Alumni in North America

ANU has more than 2100 alumni in the United States and Canada, many of them in senior positions in academia, industry and government.  NALO engages with our North American alumni community regularly and organises events with visiting ANU staff and partner institutions.

We also work in partnership with the Australian Government to support its Global Alumni Strategy.

The ANU Foundation USA

In 2014, the ANU Foundation USA was established to facilitate tax-deductible donations for US residents. The mission of the Foundation is to promote excellence in education and research at the ANU, including the exchange of knowledge, faculty and students between Australia and North America. The ANU Foundation USA supports numerous of student and research iniatives.  In 2021, the board is fundraising for the Kambri Scholars Program.

Prominent alumni

Professor Michael McRobbie

During the past four decades, Professor Michael McRobbie has developed an international reputation as an information technology innovator and a global leader in higher education. read more »

Sarah Backhouse

Sarah is a global communications leader, who graduated from ANU in 1994 with a Bachelor degree in Economics and Japanese Studies. She shares her career journey of over 20 years as an eco-journalist, broadcaster, entrepreneur and executive.  read more »

Simon Anderson

Simon Anderson has been innovating in open source software and cloud computing for nearly two decades. He's played a major part in funding and leading companies that have helped entrepreneurs create new web applications. read more »

Fiona Tilley

From university bookworm to Wall Street to luxury jewellery, Fiona Tilley's life and career have been rich and varied. The Arts/Law alumna grew up as an Army brat, living in 13 different places in Australia and abroad across her first 11 years. read more »

Jeremy Liew

Jeremy Liew, BSc (Hons) '93, BA (Hons) '94, is a venture capitalist who made headlines earlier this year when his prescient early investment in Snapchat reaped billions in profits for his company. read more »

JuE Wong

Business leader, innovator, advocate for women in business and volunteer, JuE has lived by the maxim of never taking the easy option. read more »

Professor Paul Sanberg

With a blend of high impact scientific contributions, success in commercialising biotechnology inventions and effective direction on an international level, Dr Paul Sanberg is a stand-out leader. read more »