Sarah Backhouse (Chair)
Sarah is a global communications leader, who graduated from ANU in 1994 with a Bachelor degree in Economics and Japanese Studies.
With a career spanning over 20 years, Sarah has worked as an eco-journalist, broadcaster, entrepreneur and executive.
Sarah founded Future360.tv, an online video platform showcasing sustainable innovation. She is currently Executive Director at World 50, overseeing several private communities of CEOs, Chief Communications Officers and Chief Finance Officers from the world’s biggest companies.
Simon has been innovating in open source software and cloud computing for nearly two decades.
He has played a major part in funding and leading companies that have helped entrepreneurs create new web applications that have transformed our lives.
He is the Founder and CEO of Mission, a managed cloud services and consulting company.
Simon graduated from ANU with a Bachelor of Science in 1991 and a law degree in 1993, specialising in international and environmental law.
Sasho has extensive history working in the financial service industry, in areas such as asset consulting, client management and sales, in Australia, UK and USA. He is currently working in investor relations.
Sasho holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics from ANU. The foundational studies in Economics and Politics were ideal for a career of advice and engagement with some of the largest and most sophisticated investors around the world.
Paul is the Director of the ANU North American Liaison Office in Washington, DC. Prior to this appointment, Paul was Counsellor (Education and Science) at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo.
He has also worked in publishing, the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), and the Australian Parliament, supporting the work of Senate Committees.
Paul holds a Masters of International Affairs from ANU.
Scott has over 15 years of experience creating, managing, and expanding the knowledge management and business intelligence functions at four fortune 500 companies and at one of the leading global philanthropic organisations, The Rockefeller Foundation.
Scott holds a Master of Arts, Strategic Studies from ANU.
Barbara Miles (ex-officio)
Barbara was appointed Vice-President (Advancement) at ANU in February 2018. Before coming to Australia, Barbara served as the Vice-President, Development and Alumni Engagement for ten years at the University of British Columbia (UBC), where she led with great success, what was at the time, the most ambitious fundraising and alumni engagement campaign in Canadian history (2008-2015).
Barbara has worked in fundraising and advancement at institutions such as the University of Florida, Florida Philharmonic, New World Symphony (Miami), and the Florida Grand Opera.