The Hon Julie Bishop

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Chancellor Australian National University

38th Foreign Minister of Australia

The Hon Julie Bishop is Chancellor of the Australian National University

On 5 April 2024 the Secretary General of the United Nations announced that he had appointed Julie as his Special Envoy on Myanmar, effective from 26 May 2024.  

Ms Bishop served as Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2013 until 2018. She was the first female to hold the role as well as the first female Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, serving for 11 years. 

In a political career spanning over 20 years, Julie also served as Minister for Education, Science and Training, Minister for Women’s Issues and Minister for Ageing.

Prior to entering politics, Ms Bishop was Managing Partner of the National law firm Clayton Utz in Perth.

Julie is Chair of the Board of The King’s Trust Australia, Trustee of The King’s Trust Group Company and Member of the International Advisory Board of Council on Foreign Relations.

 She has also established a boutique consultancy, Julie Bishop and Partners, offering strategic advisory services.

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