• Patron, Board and Management

    Patron, Board and Management

    Below is a list of The Britain-Australia Society's Patron, Board members, and management team.


    • HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT, OM, GCVO, GBE, ONZ, QSO, AK, GCL, CC, CMM

    Founding President (1979-2018):

    • The Rt Hon The Lord Carrington KG GCMG CH MC PC 

    Vice Presidents:

    • HE The Hon George Brandis QC, High Commissioner for Australia (ex-officio)
    • Sir Christopher Benson DL
    • Mr Peter Benson AM
    • The Rt Hon The Earl of Buckinghamshire
    • Sir Roger Carrick KCMG LVO FRGS
    • Mr Rohan Courtney OBE
    • The Rt Hon The Lord Goodlad KCMG PC
    • Mr Brian Harris
    • Mr George Vestey DL
    • Mr Michael Whalley OAM

    Honorary Vice Presidents: 

    • Mr Dale Eaton FRGS
    • The Rt Hon The Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke PC
    • Sylvia Countess of Limerick CBE
    • Ms June Mendoza AO OBE RP
    • Mr Barry Tuckwell AC OBE

    Board of Management:

    • Mr Damian Walsh – Chairman
    • Mr Neil Redcliffe – Deputy Chairman
    • Mr Hari Iyer – Company Secretary
    • Mr Matt Anderson PSM  (ex-officio) – Deputy High Commissioner
    • Ms Julianne Davis
    • Mr James Mraz  (ex-officio) – Deputy Agent General for South Australia
    • Mr Keith Newton – Chairman West Country Branch
    • Mr Ken Ryan AM  (ex-officio) – Agent-General for Victoria
    • Mr Peter Sargent
    • Mr Edwin Wong

    Office Management:

    • Mr Dale Eaton FRGS – National Director
    • Mr Nathaniel (Nate) Hayward – Deputy Director

    Past Chairmen and Directors-General:


    • 1976 Lord Carrington KG GCMG CH MC PC
    • 1979 Viscount Slim OBE DL
    • 1984 Lord Shackleton KG AC OBE PC FRS FRGS FRCGS
    • 1988 Sir Peter Gadsden GBE AC JP
    • 1991 Sir Jack Rampton
    • 1994 Sir John Leahy KCMG
    • 1997 The Earl of Limerick
    • 1999 Sir Roger Carrick KCMG LVO
    • 2001 Mr Brian Harris
    • 2003 Mr Rohan Courtney OBE
    • 2006 Lord Goodlad KCMG BC
    • 2007 Sir Christopher Benson DL
    • 2008 The Rt Hon The Earl of Buckinghamshire
    • 2011 Mr John Allen
    • 2012 Mr Peter Benson AM


    • 1976 Rear-Admiral JE Scotland
    • 1979 Brigadier JJH Simpson CBE
    • 1981 Air Vice Marshal Anthony Caillard CB
    • 1984 Captain SA Stuart
    • 1995 Peter Brind
    • 1998 Colonel Sir Geoffrey Errington Bt OBE


    The Britain-Australia Society Corporate Partner

    The Commonwealth Bank of Australia is the founding Corporate Partner of the Britain-Australia Society and we are most appreciative of their ongoing financial, practical and moral support.

    Britain-Australia Society Corporate Partner
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    The Britain-Australia Society Sponsors

    The organisations shown have all committed to supporting this year’s events. Many thanks to them.

    Commonwealth Bank Australia, CPA AustraliaEtihadCA ANZ,
    Godiva ChocolatierTait Memorial Trust and Vestey Foods Group.