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Thank you, the 2016 Benefit Dinner was a runaway success!

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Benefit Dinner 2016

November 30 I Reception 6:30 I Dinner 7:30 I Cipriani Wall Street I New York I Cocktail Attire






The American Australian Association thanks you for your generous support of the 2016 Benefit Dinner – a runaway success.








Mrs. Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch, IBM Ginni Rometty, Jamie Dimon and Andrew Liveris






The American Australian Association thanks you for your generous support of the 2016 Benefit Dinner - a runaway success with $1.9M million in funds raised.

Last Wednesday over 500 people gathered at Cipriani Wall Street in New York for the Benefit Dinner honoring Jamie Dimon, Chairman & CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President & CEO of IBM.

The stellar evening was attended by high-level corporate leaders, political leaders and American Australian glitterati. Jamie Dimon, and Ginni Rometty led the star studded crowd; Rupert and Mrs. Murdoch, Robert and Ping Thomson, Dow’s CEO Andrew Liveris, Australian Ambassador Joe Hockey, and former Prime Ministers, Mr. John Howard and Kevin Rudd. Movie pundits Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin added further cachet to the evening.

Key supporters included Rupert Murdoch AC, Executive Chairman of 21st Century Fox & Executive Chairman of News Corp, Andrew Liveris AO, Chairman & CEO of The Dow Chemical Company, Peter Lowy, Co-CEO of Westfield Corporation, James P. Gorman, Chairman & CEO of Morgan Stanley, Robert Thomson, Chief Executive of News Corp, and HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company. Please visit the Association’s website for the full listing of Key Sponsors.





















Jamie Dimon
Chairman & CEO
JPMorgan Chase & Co.


Ginni Rometty
Chairman, President & CEO





















Lead Dinner Chairs



Rupert Murdoch AC, Executive Chairman, News Corp; Executive Chairman, 21st Century Fox
Robert Thomson, Chief Executive, News Corp
Andrew Liveris AO, Chairman & CEO, The Dow Chemical Company
Kenneth Siskind, Managing Director, Allen & Company
Jim Walsh, Senior Vice President, Global Enterprise Segment, CISCO
Alex Gorsky, Chairman & CEO, Johnson & Johnson
HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Founder & Chairman, Kingdom Holding Co.
James P. Gorman, Chairman & CEO, Morgan Stanley
Peter Lowy, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Westfield Corporation











Proceeds from the Benefit Dinner go towards building the Association’s Education Fund. To date, more than 250 Fellows received awards totaling over US$7 million to pursue advanced studies in critical fields such as key medical research and sustainability at top institutions including Harvard, Princeton and MIT.






* Photo credit “The Kimberley” - Sandstone Escarpment at Sir John Gorge reflected in the Fitzroy River at the Australian Wildlife Conservancy Mornington Wildlife Sanctuary.

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