About us

Our staff

Melissa Conley Tyler FAIIA

Executive Director

Heather Wrathall

Senior Policy Analyst

Dr Dan Evans

Senior Policy Analyst‚Äč

Grant Wyeth

Editor

Tom Barber

Program Manager

Advisory group

Marc Purcell

Co-chair

CEO, Australian Council for International Development

Prof. Michael Wesley FAIIA

Co-chair

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Global, Culture and Engagement, University of Melbourne

Bridi Rice

Founding Co-convenor

CEO, Development Intelligence Lab

Richard Moore

Founding Co-convenor

Strategic Advisor, Development Intelligence Lab

Nicola Rosenblum

Funding Partner

Executive Director, Australian Civil-Military Centre

Prof. Caitlin Byrne FAIIA

 

Pro Vice Chancellor (Business), Griffith University

Chris Gardiner

 

CEO, Institute for Regional Security

Dr Huong Le Thu

 

Deputy Program Director, Asia, International Crisis Group

James Batley PSM

 

Distinguished Policy Fellow, Australian National University

Jane Haycock

 

CEO, International Development Contractors Community

Prof. Joanne Wallis

 

Professor of International Security, University of Adelaide

Richard Maude FAIIA

 

Inaugural Executive Director, Policy, The Asia Society

Susannah Patton

 

Director, Southeast Asia Program, Lowy Institute

Dr William Stoltz

 

Senior Manager, Strategy & Consulting, CyberCX

Hayley Channer

 

Director, Economic Security, United States Studies Centre

Thenu Herath

 

Board Member, Oaktree

Julie Ballangarry

 

Lecturer in the School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University

Our story

AP4D launched with a meeting of leading Australian thinkers in November 2019. 

Founding partners were the Australian Council for International Development, Australian National University, International Development Contractors Community and the Institute for Regional Security. The inaugural Co-convenors were Richard Moore and Bridi Rice.

AP4D held its first public webinar, ‘Is Australia match fit for a post-COVID world?‘ in June 2020.