Policy Exchange is delighted to announce that our next Chairman of Trustees will be Alexander Downer, High Commissioner of Australia – who was previously the country’s longest serving Foreign Minister between 1995 and 2007. He will take over later this year when he retires as High Commissioner. Downer will succeed David Frum, who stands down after completing his term as Chairman; General Sir Peter Wall is acting Chairman until then.
Downer was born in South Australia and educated at Geelong Grammar in Victoria, Radley College in Oxfordshire and the University of Newcastle on Tyne. He entered Parliament as the Member for Mayo in 1984 and has also served as Leader of the Federal Opposition and as UN Special Advisor on Cyprus.
The Trustees and everyone at Policy Exchange would like to thank David Frum, our outgoing Chairman, for his outstanding work on behalf of the organisation.