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.

Panellists for the 2021 Prize are:

Hon Julia Gillard AC

Hon Julia Gillard AC

Former Prime Minister of Australia

Hon Mike Baird

Hon Mike Baird

Former Premier of New South Wales

Mr Dennis Richardson AO

Mr Dennis Richardson AO

Former Diplomat and Public Servant (Chair)

Mr Robin Bishop

Mr Robin Bishop

Founding Partner, BGH Capital

Professor Tom Calma AO

Professor Tom Calma AO

Chancellor, University of Canberra

Ms Peta Credlin AO

Ms Peta Credlin AO

Journalist

Ms Caitlin Figueiredo

Ms Caitlin Figueiredo

Co-Chair of the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition

Ms Ronni Kahn AO

Ms Ronni Kahn AO

Founder, OzHarvest

Ms Catherine Livingstone AO

Ms Catherine Livingstone AO

Chair of Commonwealth Bank

Ms Katherine McConnell

Ms Katherine McConnell

Founder and CEO of Brighte

Ms Annika Smethurst

Ms Annika Smethurst

Journalist

Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM

Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM

Chancellor, Macquarie University

Professor Michael Wesley

Professor Michael Wesley

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, International, the University of Melbourne

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

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