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The Hon Julie Bishop

Julie Bishop and Partners was established in 2019.

 

Ms Bishop served as Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2013 until 2018. She was the first female to hold the role as well as the first female Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, serving for 11 years.

 

As Foreign Minister, Ms Bishop was responsible for strengthening Australia’s key strategic and economic relationships with Ministerial responsibility for more than 5,000 departmental staff, 110 overseas missions, and several government agencies, including the Australian Secret Intelligence Service and the Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research.

 

In a political career spanning over 20 years, Julie served as Minister for Education, Science and Training, Minister for Women’s Issues and Minister for Ageing.

 

Prior to entering politics, Ms Bishop was Managing Partner of the law firm Clayton Utz in Perth.

CURRENT ROLES

(Chancellor)

The Australian National University

(Chair)

Telethon Kids Institute

(Trustee)

The King’s Trust Global Company

(Chair)

The King’s Trust Australia

(International Advisory Board)

Council on Foreign Relations

Awards

2014

Awarded The Commander of the Order of Merit of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

2017

Awarded Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University for her contribution to Australian parliamentary service by the University of Adelaide.

2018

Awarded The U.S. Mission Australia Award for Leadership Excellence by the U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Australia.

2020

Awarded an honorary doctorate from Edith Cowan University.

2020

Awarded a Fisher Family Fellowship for the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Centre for Science and International Affairs. 

2021

Awarded the Kissinger Fellowship at the McCain Institute of International Leadership at Arizona State University.

2022

Awarded the Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop AsiaLink Medal for her contribution to Australian diplomacy, women’s empowerment and Australia’s integration with the Indo-Pacific.