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AP4D launched with a meeting of leading Australian thinkers in 2019.  

Founding partners were the Australian Council for International Development, Australian National University, International Development Contractors Community and the Institute for Regional Security. The inaugural Co-convenors were Richard Moore and Bridi Rice. 

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Advisory group

Marc Purcell

Marc Purcell

Co-chair

CEO, Australian Council for International Development

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Prof. Michael Wesley FAIIA

Prof. Michael Wesley FAIIA

Co-chair

Deputy Vice Chancellor International, University of Melbourne

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Melissa Conley Tyler FAIIA

Melissa Conley Tyler FAIIA

Program Lead

Asia-Pacific Development, Diplomacy & Defence Dialogue

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Bridi Rice

Bridi Rice

Founding Co-convenor

CEO, Development Intelligence Lab

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Richard Moore

Richard Moore

Founding Co-convenor

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Angela Fitzsimons

Angela Fitzsimons

Funding Partner

Acting Executive Director, Australia Civil-Military Centre

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Allan Gyngell AO FAIIA

Allan Gyngell AO FAIIA

President, Australian Institute of International Affairs

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Prof. Brendan Sargeant

Prof. Brendan Sargeant

Head, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU

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Prof. Caitlin Byrne FAIIA

Prof. Caitlin Byrne FAIIA

Director, Griffith Asia Institute

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Chris Gardiner

Chris Gardiner

CEO, Institute for Regional Security

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Dr Huong Le Thu

Dr Huong Le Thu

Senior Analyst, Australian Strategic Policy Institute

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Richard Maude

Richard Maude

Inaugural Executive Director, Policy, The Asia Society

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Therese Faulkner

Therese Faulkner

Chair, International Development Contractors Community

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