About us

Our staff

Melissa Conley Tyler FAIIA

Executive Director

Heather Wrathall

Program Lead

Hugh Piper

Program Lead

Tom Barber

Program Officer

Advisory group

Marc Purcell

Co-chair

CEO, Australian Council for International Development

Prof. Michael Wesley FAIIA

Co-chair

Deputy Vice Chancellor International, University of Melbourne

Bridi Rice

Founding Co-convenor

CEO, Development Intelligence Lab

Richard Moore

Founding Co-convenor

Partner and Principal Strategist, Positive Influence

Angela Fitzsimons

Funding Partner

Acting Executive Director, Australian Civil-Military Centre

Allan Gyngell AO FAIIA

 

President, Australian Institute of International Affairs

Prof. Caitlin Byrne FAIIA

 

Pro Vice Chancellor (Business), Griffith University

Chris Gardiner

 

CEO, Institute for Regional Security

Dr Huong Le Thu

 

Principal Policy Fellow, Perth US Asia Centre

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

 

Inaugural Executive Director, Policy, The Asia Society

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.