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Australia-ASEAN Council Board

Ms Tamerlaine Beasley

Ms Tamerlaine Beasley

Founder and Managing Director, Beasley Intercultural

Ms Beasley is an expert presenter and facilitator who enables effective collaboration and communication in diverse and global workplaces. Ms Beasley leads a team of consultants working across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region for multinational corporate clients, international NGOs, and federal and state governments. Ms Beasley's keynote presentations, advisory services and training programs are described by clients as 'transformational' and 'game changing'.

Ms Beasley speaks Thai and has studied Lao and Bahasa Indonesia. She has studied Asian Studies at the Australian National University, International Business at Penn State University and Thai at Chulalongkorn in Thailand. She lectures at Australia's leading Universities with a focus on global and cross-cultural leadership and communication. Ms Beasley is also a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Professor Nicholas Farrelly

Professor Nicholas Farrelly

Head of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania

In January 2020, Professor Farrelly joined the University of Tasmania as Head of Social Sciences where he leads a vibrant, multi-disciplinary academic team. In his own research he specialises in the study of political, economic and cultural issues, with a focus on rapidly changing Southeast Asian societies.

A graduate of the Australian National University and the University of Oxford, Professor Farrelly previously held key leadership positions in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. From 2017-2019, he was the Associate Dean responsible for engagement across government, business and civil society. Professor Farrelly is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has studied Thai, Indonesian and Burmese.


Justin Hayhurst

Mr Justin Hayhurst (ex-officio)

Justin Hayhurst is Deputy Secretary, Indo-Pacific Group, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Prior to assuming this position, Mr Hayhurst was First Assistant Secretary, International Division, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, a role he assumed in March 2018. He was lead drafter of Australia’s 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper and First Assistant Secretary in the Foreign Policy White Paper Taskforce 2016-2017. Mr Hayhurst served as Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy, Beijing, from 2012-2016. He has also worked in a range of positions within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), including prior to his posting to China as Assistant Secretary, Africa Branch. From 2007-2009 he served as Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs on North Asia, South Asia, Afghanistan, Iraq and counter-terrorism. He worked as a Senior Analyst at the Office of National Assessments from 2004-07. He was also Second Secretary at the Australian Embassy, Manila, from 2001-2004. Mr Hayhurst joined DFAT in 1999. He has a First Class Honours Degree in History from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma of Foreign Affairs and Trade from Monash University.

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