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Board members


Mr Peter Coleman

Peter Coleman

Reappointed 11 December 2019 for five years

Peter is the CEO and Managing Director of Woodside, Australia's largest independent oil and gas company. Peter has 30 years experience in the dynamic and highly competitive global oil and gas industry, successfully executing business across six continents. Peter has played an important role in providing energy security, job opportunities and economic development in some of the world's poorest communities. During his time in Indonesia from 2004-2008 he led significant humanitarian efforts to support victims of the tsunami in Aceh province and provide relief to victims of the Jogjakarta earthquake.

In 2011 Peter was selected to take over the reins at Woodside, a company with long-term business links in Korea, and significant buyer relationships in Japan and China. Peter has transitioned Woodside towards a values-led company with an increasingly global outlook.

Peter's strategic approach to growing Woodside's business in an increasingly competitive global market is recognised within the industry and beyond, including through an honorary Adjunct Professorship in Corporate Strategy from the University of Western Australia and a Distinguished Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award from Monash University.

Peter's desire for business to make a broader contribution to society is evident through roles with a number of business associations in Australia and abroad, including: Senior Vice President, Australia-Japan Business Cooperation Committee; Member, Advisory Council of the Asia Society Australia; Member, Australia-India Cooperation Council and Fellow, Australian Institute of Science and Technology.


Ms Jacinta Thompson

Ms Jacinta Thompson

Appointed 1 August 2018 for three years

Ms Jacinta Thompson is the Executive Director of The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, University of South Australia. Prior to joining UniSA in 2014, Jacinta was the Artistic Director of the OzAsia Festival, Adelaide Festival Centre from 2007, where she worked closely with numerous Korean artists, companies and producers to present an array of dynamic Korean arts as part of the OzAsia Festival.

Jacinta was the Executive Producer for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival from 2003-2006. She has previously worked as the Education Manager for Sydney Theatre Company, Regional Arts Victoria and the 1994 and 1996 Adelaide Fringe Festivals. Jacinta was also a Program Manager of the 1998 and 2000 Adelaide Festival of Arts and Operations Manager for the 1995 and 1997 Come Out Youth Arts Festival.

Jacinta was also awarded an Asialink Arts Management Residency and spent 6months working in Programming at the Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, Singapore where she collaborated with Teamwork Arts, India in presenting the Esplanade's annual Indian Festival, Kalaa Utsavam and Malay Festival, Pesta Raya. In early 2017, she joined forces again with Teamwork Arts as a Venue Manager and MC for the Jaipur Literature Festival, India.

She has previously served on the Adelaide Film Festival Board and is on the steering committee of The Asia Pacific Centre for Arts and Cultural Leadership and a member of the Association for Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centres (AAPPAC).

Associate Professor Ruth Barraclough

Associate Professor Ruth Barraclough

Appointed 1 August 2018 for three years

Associate Professor Ruth Barraclough teaches at the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University. She researches contemporary Korean history, gender studies and literature, and is a translator of Korean literary fiction. Ruth's second book Factory Girl Literature was translated into Korean in 2017 and spent 19 weeks on the history bestseller list, receiving numerous recommendations: nominated for the President's summer reading list by South Korea's leading book and newspaper editors and named one of the top ten books of 2017 by Kyunghyang Shinmun.

Ruth has studied and worked in South Korea, Australia and the United States. Her new project is a book, co-authored with Professor Jiseung Roh, on North Korea's glamorous early communist women. Ruth grew up in Queensland and first visited South Korea in the 1980s on a student exchange program.

Mr Christopher Raciti

Mr Christopher Raciti

Appointed 1 August 2018 for three years

Chris Raciti is currently the Chief Executive Officer for ANZ Korea. As CEO Korea, Chris is responsible for leading the Korean franchise, driving Korean corporate relationships across the region and growing ANZ's access to Korean liquidity.

Chris is also the Chairman of the Board at Australian Chamber of Commerce in Korea

Chris relocated to Seoul from Hong Kong where he has held senior roles in ANZ's market leading Loan Syndication and Structured Finance business. He has been with ANZ for more than 15 years, primarily within the Institutional business in Australia, Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Chris holds a Bachelor of International Business and a Bachelor of Commerce from Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Chris has also studied in Korea and Japan.

Ms Georgina Carnegie

Ms Georgina Carnegie

Reappointed 1 May 2018 for three years

Ms Georgina M. Carnegie is the Managing Director of Carnegie Enterprises.

Carnegie Enterprises works with companies particularly those specialising in natural resources, agribusiness and infrastructure development to develop sustainable partnerships and build international networks. Clients and projects span the globe from the Sentient Group (a global private equity firm); Iron Road in the development of an iron ore mine in South Australia; Mawson Resources, a Nordic Arctic exploration company developing the flagship Rompas and Rajapalot gold projects in Lapland and Finland, and Ferrometals in the development of strategic mining rights to manganese resources located in the heartland of Brazil's soybean industry. In these and other advisory projects clients draw on her considerable skill and experience in international risk assessment, high-level government liaison, and international debt/equity strategies.

Ms Carnegie is a member of the EmNet Advisory Committee at the OECD (the Development Centre's Emerging Markets Network).

She has a long standing background of working in Asia having established AsiaFax the first daily corporate information service in the region. She serves as a member of the Executive Board of the Australia Korea Business Council, the Australia Taiwan Business Council, and a member of the Advisory Council of Asialink, at Melbourne University.

An economist and experienced corporate director, Ms Carnegie holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Dr Naomi Mathers

Dr Naomi Mathers

Extend from 24 November 2018 for three years

Dr Naomi Mathers is Director, Industry Liaison and Member Services at the International Centre for Complex Project Management (ICCPM) and a leader within the Australian Space Industry. As Deputy Chair of the Space Industry Association of Australia and Advisory Board Member for the ARC Training Centre for CubeSats, UAVs, and Their Applications, she is promoting a sustainable Australian space industry and connecting Australia with opportunities in the international market.

Dr Mathers was a member of the Australian Government Space Industry Innovation Council 2010-2013. She represented Australia at the Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF) 2006-2017 where she worked with her Asia-Pacific colleagues to establish the Kibo-ABC, a program that facilitates access to the International Space Station for students and researchers. Between 2009 and 2012 she represented Australia on the International Space Education Board, facilitating collaboration with the education directorates of the world's major space agencies including NASA (USA), ESA (Europe), JAXA (Japan), CSA (Canada), KARI (Korea), CNES (France) and SANSA (South Africa). In 2014 Dr Mathers was awarded two Women in Industry awards for Industry Advocacy and Excellence in Engineering.

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