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

Board members

Simon Anderson
Simon Anderson

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
Sasho Bogoevski

Sasho Bogoevski

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 Harris
Paul Harris

Paul Harris (Treasurer)

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.

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Matthew Harvey

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 Leeb
Scott Leeb

Scott Leeb

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
Chelsey Martin

Chelsey Martin

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.

Barbara Miles
Barbara Miles

Barbara Miles

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.

 

Sally
Sally Wheeler

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.

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