• Congratulations to Alexander Downer

    Congratulations to Alexander Downer

    Published 21st March

    Former High Commissioner for Australia to the UK, The Hon Alexander Downer AC, has been nominated as the new Chairman of the Royal Over-Seas League.

    Mr Downer (right) at the presentation of the Britain-Australia Society Award.

    Lord Luce, President of the ROSL, said “I am delighted to welcome Alexander Downer as our next Chairman to succeed Sir David Brewer after he stands down at the AGM in May 2019. Mr Downer is a most distinguished Australian public servant whose career has covered politics, diplomacy and the Commonwealth. He was Australia’s longest serving Foreign Minister and recently retired as High Commissioner to the UK. His extensive experience and skills will be invaluable at this exciting time in the organisation’s long history.

    Mr Downer said: “I am delighted and honoured to take on the role of Chairman of ROSL. This is an historic organisation which helps to bind the peoples of the Commonwealth together. As a citizen of the Commonwealth, I am enthusiastic about the work ROSL has done to promote the arts internationally, to help people suffering from disadvantage and to provide a home away from home for many in London. This work is particularly valuable at a time when so much internationally and within our own countries is going through substantial change and uncertainty

    The announcement and further biographical details can be found here: 

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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.