Selection panel

Winners of the McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership will be decided by a selection panel formed from a diverse group of distinguished Australians.

Some of the panellists for the 2018 prize are:

  • Hon Julia Gillard AC
  • Hon John Howard OM AC
  • Lisa Alexander, Head Coach, Australian Netball Team
  • Mark Considine, Provost, University of Melbourne
  • Mukesh Haikerwal AC, former federal president, Australian Medical Associate
  • Chris Kenny, columnist, The Australian
  • Dennis Richardson, former Secretary, Department of Defence
  • Grant Rule, CEO, MessageMedia and co-founder, Susan McKinnon Foundation
  • Helen Szoke AO, Chief Executive, Oxfam
  • Amelia Telford, Director, Seed National
  • Laura Tingle, Chief Political Correspondent, 7.30
  • Jennifer Westacott, Chief Executive, Business Council of Australia

For enquiries contact the Melbourne School of Government:

The McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership is a collaboration between the Susan McKinnon Foundation and the University of Melbourne through the Melbourne School of Government.

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