The inaugural 2010 Leadership Dialogue Honour was presented in Washington DC by Bob Zoellick to Dick Woolcott. The 2011 Leadership Dialogue Honour will be presented by Kevin Rudd at the 2011Leadership Dialogue Gala Dinner with introductory remarks by Peter Costello. Bob Zoellick participatedin the inaugural Australian American Leadership Dialogue in Washington DC, June 1993, and has beena regular and highly valued supporter of the Leadership Dialogue ever since.
Bob has been one of the most respected US leaders in Australia over the past quarter century, and asPresident of the World Bank plays a pivotal role in global institutions of which Australia is a member,such as the G20. He has worked closely with Australian governments led by successive Prime MinistersHawke, Keating, Howard, Rudd, and Gillard. Bob was introduced to the Leadership Dialogue by DickWoolcott.