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The panel

Sandy Hollway

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Mr Sandy Hollway AO (Chair) is a former secretary of two Australian Government departments and was CEO of the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. Mr Hollway was an official of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for 16 years, during which time he completed four diplomatic postings. Mr Hollway was also the former Head of the International Division and Deputy Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, with responsibility for foreign aid and other international matters. Message from the Chair


Stephen HowesProfessor Stephen Howes is the Director of International and Development Economics in the Crawford School of Economics and Governance at the Australian National University. Professor Howes previously worked as the Lead Economist for India for the World Bank, as the Chief Economist at AusAID, and on the Garnaut Review on Climate Change. Professor Howes co-led the 2010 Review of the PNG–Australia Development Cooperation Treaty.


Margaret ReidMs Margaret Reid AO has extensive experience with Australian non-government organisations (NGOs) working in international aid as the former President of the Executive Committee of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID). Ms Reid was the first female President of the Australian Senate and former World President of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.


Bill FarmerMr Bill Farmer AO is the former secretary of three Australian Government departments and was a senior officer with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, during which time he completed 10 diplomatic postings. Mr Farmer was Head of Mission in the two largest recipients of Australian aid, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Mr Farmer was also the Deputy Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations.


John DentonMr John W.H. Denton is Partner and CEO of the law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth. He is a Prime Ministerial appointee to the APEC Business Advisory Council and a member of the Boards of the Business Council of Australia and the Commonwealth Business Council. Mr Denton has first hand experience of development and conflict through diplomatic postings to Bangladesh and Iraq, and is Chair of Australia for UN High Commissioner for Refugees.


Last reviewed: 17 October, 2013

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