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 
2014 Honoree
2014 Honoree
2013 Honoree 
2013 HONOREE  

Stephen Schwarzman
Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder 
David Seaton
Chairman & CEO
Wes Bush
Chairman & CEO
Northrup Grumman
David Cote
Chairman & CEO 
2012 Honoree 
2012 Honoree  
2011 Honoree  
2011 Honoree  
Riley Bechtel
Chairman & CEO 
Bechtel Group
Rex Tillerson
Chairman & CEO
James Gorman
Chairman & CEO 
Morgan Stanley
Jeffery Immelt
Chairman & CEO
2010 Honoree 
2010 Honoree 
2009 Honoree 
2009 Honoree 
James Mulva
Chairman & CEO


William Swanson
Chairman & CEO 
Raytheon Company 
Kevin Sharer
Chairman & CEO
Amgen Inc
David O'Reilly
Chairman & CEO 
2008 Honoree
2007 Honoree
2006 Honoree
2005 Honoree 
Anniversary Year
Honoring 1998-2008 Honorees
Jim McNerney
Chairman & CEO
The Boeing Company 
Paul Anderson
Spectra Energy
Andrew Liveris
Chairman & CEO
The Dow Chemical Company 
2004 Honoree 
2003 Honoree  
2002 Honoree  
2001 Honoree  
Greg Norman Am
Co-COO, Natural Resources
GWS Enterprises 
Douglas Daft AC
Chairman & CEO Emeritus
The Coca-Cola Company
Peter Lowy
Westfield Corporation
Geoffrey Bible
Chairman & CEO Emeritus
Altria Group
2000 Honoree 
1999 Honoree
1998 Honoree
James Wolfensohn
President Emeritus 
World Bank
Jil Ker Conway
Author & Educator
Rupert Murdoch AC
Chairman & CEO, 21st Century Fox
Executive Chairman, News Corporation

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   
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