Rupert Murdoch & Muhammad Ali

Previous Benefit Dinners


Every year, the Association holds a Benefit Dinner to recognize important American-Australian business relations and to celebrate the scholars of its Education Fund. The Dinner is an elegant evening held in an upscale New York venue. The event usually occurs in early November and is attended by around 600 guests.

The objectives of the Dinner are to:

  • Honor top corporate leaders who have made valuable contributions to the relationship between the United States and Australia
  • Celebrate the scholars of the Association’s Education Fund
  • Raise funds for the Association’s Education Fund

Previous Honorees
2015 Honoree
2014 Honoree
2014 Honoree
2013 Honoree
Bill McDermott
Stephen Schwarzman
Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder
David T. Seaton
Chairman & CEO
Fluor Corporation
Wes Bush
Chairman & CEO
Northrup Grumman
2013 Honoree
2012 Honoree
2012 Honoree
2011 Honoree
David Cote
Chairman & CEO
Riley Bechtel
Chairman & CEO
Bechtel Group
Rex Tillerson
Chairman & CEO
James P. Gorman
Chairman & CEO
Morgan Stanley
2011 Honoree
2010 Honoree
2010 Honoree
2009 Honoree
Jeffery Immelt
Chairman & CEO
James Mulva
Chairman & CEO
William Swanson
Chairman & CEO
Raytheon Company
Kevin Sharer
Chairman & CEO
Amgen Inc
2009 Honoree
2008 Honoree
2007 Honoree
2006 Honoree
David O'Reilly
Chairman & CEO
Anniversary Year
Honoring 1998-2008 Honorees
Jim McNerney
Chairman & CEO
The Boeing Company
Paul Anderson
Spectra Energy
2005 Honoree
2004 Honoree
2003 Honoree
2002 Honoree
Andrew Liveris AO
Chairman & CEO
The Dow Chemical Company
Greg Norman Am
Co-COO, Natural Resources
GWS Enterprises
Douglas Daft AC
Chairman & CEO Emeritus
The Coca-Cola Company
Peter Lowy
Westfield Corporation
2001 Honoree
2000 Honoree
1999 Honoree
1998 Honoree
Geoffrey Bible
Chairman & CEO Emeritus
Altria Group
James Wolfensohn
President Emeritus
World Bank
Jil Ker Conway
Author & Educator
Rupert Murdoch AC
Co-Exec. Chairman,
21st Century Fox
Executive Chairman, News Corp

Previous Guests & Entertainment

Boxer Muhammad Ali & Greg Norman
Singer & Actor Matthew Morrison Singer & Actor Darren Criss Actor & Producer Hugh Jackman
Singer Carrie Underwood Actress Jane Lynch Journalist Matt Lauer & Frances Cassidy Olympian Gold Medalist Ian Thorpe
News Anchor Neal Cavuto Tennis Star Wendy Turnball Singer & Actress Amber Riley The Jersey Boys

National News Anchor Rosanna Scotto
Singer Melissa Benoit Singer Michael Johns Singer Alexa Ray Joel
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