ANU Foundation USA Board
The ANU Foundation USA Board was established to promote excellence in education and research at the Australian National University, including the exchange of knowledge, faculty and students between Australia and North America.
The Board is comprised of ANU alumni and staff, and friends of the University, who are committed to strengthening the global impact and presence of Australia's national university.
A message from the Chair
As an ANU student, I learnt how to be confidently curious about the world, and seek new challenges and problems to solve. These early foundations set me up to take on new challenges throughout my career. I know the value of an ANU education, and I want to support current and future students to have the life changing experience I did and realise their own potential.
I believe that teams who have freedom to innovate through open collaboration and decision making achieve the best outcomes. As Chair of a highly skilled Board of engaged members, I am looking forward to together finding new ways to connect with ANU alumni in the US, and discovering how we can support the research and education at ANU that is paving the way for a better future.
Simon Anderson (Chair)
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 Bogoevski (Treasurer)
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.
Maia is the Strategic Services Lead at the ANU School of Cybernetics. She leads the operations, engagement and impact and educational experiences teams in the school, supporting research collaborations and training opportunities with academia, government, and private industry.
After completing undergraduate studies in Neuroscience and English Literature, Maia trained and worked as a science writer, moving into account and project management, and ultimately to the 'client-side', leading communications strategy and execution and business development initiatives for a range of professional services firms. Throughout she has maintained an interest in emerging technologies, completing her Masters of Bioethics dissertation on the communication issues involved in democratic decision-making on complex and emerging scientific issues.
Maia enjoys bringing people from a range of disciplines and industries together to work on complex societal issues. She has worked with some of Australia's premier non-profit organisations and managed large-scale social research on issues of importance to the wellbeing of Australians including mental health and corporate social responsibility.
Matthew Harvey is a Senior Investigator in the Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) at the World Bank Group (WBG). In this role, Matt leads the team responsible for all investigations of sanctionable practices in projects financed or guaranteed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), two of the WBG's five institutions. Prior to this role, Matt was a Senior Litigation Specialist in INT where he litigated cases in the WBG's sanctions system.
Before joining INT, Matt was a lawyer in the Office of the General Counsel at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London. Matt started his career in private practice at major international law firms in London and Sydney. Matt holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the 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.
Chelsey Martin is Partner and Managing Director of the business advisory firm Bondi Partners.
Chelsey has more than two decades of experience in the United States and Australia, spanning international diplomacy, trade and investment, media and strategic communications.
Prior to her current role, Chelsey served as Australia's Consul-General in Los Angeles, with responsibility for Australia's relationship with the US South West. This followed senior diplomatic roles in New York and Washington DC. She commenced her career as a political journalist with The Australian Financial Review. Chelsey holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Political Science from the ANU.
Professor Sally Wheeler OBE, MRIA, FAcSS, FAAL
Professor Sally Wheeler joined ANU as the Dean of the ANU College of Law in early 2018, a role she continues to hold. Sally divides her time between the ANU College of Law and her role as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International Strategy).
Prior to joining ANU, Sally was a Professor at Queen's University Belfast, where she held a number of roles over her time there, including Head of the School of Law; Dean of Internationalisation for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; interim Pro Vice-Chancellor of her Faculty; Director of the Institute of Governance at Queens; and Professor of Law. Professor Wheeler has also held notable positions in Law at the University of Leeds, and at Birkbeck, University of London.
Sally was elected to the Academy of Social Sciences in 2011 and to the Royal Irish Academy in 2013. In the 2017 New Years' Honours list, she was awarded an OBE for services to higher education in Northern Ireland. Sally became a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law in 2018.