Our mission is to broaden and deepen mutual understanding between Australian and American leaders and enhance the framework for security in a manner that underwrites economic and cultural prosperity for Australian and American citizens. In this way both nations can contribute to the sustainable development of a robust, stable, prosperous and healthy Indo Pacific region.
The Leadership Dialogue was founded in 1992 and continues to operate bilaterally in the spirit of bipartisanship, gender balance, a culture of service and non-careerism, mutual respect and personal courtesy, frank exchanges in closed sessions, commitment to the intergenerational imperative, nurturing cohorts of younger leaders, and predisposition towards lifelong listening and learning. Leadership is about creating new space in the service of others – security, cultural, educational, economic, innovative, intellectual, scientific and policy. We stand at the interface between officialdom, enterprise and civil society.
Phil Scanlan AM, Founder