Board of Directors, Australian Universities & Schools USA Foundation
Mr Charles R. Grant
Chairman, AUS USA Board of Directors
Senior Advisor, Lexington Partners
Alumni: Saint Aloysius’ College and Saint Ignatius’ College
Mr Grant grew up in Sydney, Australia and graduated from the University of New South Wales with a BComm (Accounting and Finance) in 1980. He joined KPMG and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983. Later that year, he moved to London and joined the First National Bank of Boston. In 1987, he was transferred to Boston and began a career in private equity.
In the early 1990’s, Mr Grant began focusing on the developing secondary market for private equity fund interests. He continued this investment strategy with BancBoston Capital until the end of 2002 when he joined Lexington Partners, one of the largest managers of secondary private equity funds. Mr Grant was named Senior Advisor to Lexington Partners in 2019. Prior to his appointment, Mr Grant was a Partner of Lexington primarily engaged in the origination and evaluation of secondary purchases of private equity and alternative investments.
Mr Grant lives in Boston with his wife, Tina. He is a board member of the American Australian Association and chair of the UNSW’s US Foundation.
Mr Peter F. Conway
Vice-Chairman, AUS USA Board of Directors
Owner, Turtleco II
Past President, Sandfair Foundation
Board Member, In His Steps Foundation
Alumni: Sydney Church of England Grammar School
Mr Conway’s eclectic career includes commercial farming, private school administration, and running Sand Ridge, one of America’s top 100 golf courses. He is currently Partner in a real estate company specializing in the resorts of Kiawah Island and Seabrook, South Carolina, and also owns Turtleco ll, a Property Management Company on Kiawah Island.
Raised in the Midwest, Mr Conway and his family moved to Australia in the 1960’s. He continued his education in the United States and received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College (History and Education). He obtained a Master’s Degree in Education from Cleveland State University.
Mr Conway is past President of the Sandfair Foundation, a family philanthropic institution that primarily supports education and faith based entities. He also currently serves on the Board of the In His Steps Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio.
Mr Conway and his family live on Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
Professor Michael Edye MB, BS, FRACS, FACS
Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, Blacktown Mount Druitt Clinical School
Alumni: Sydney Church of England Grammar School
Dr Edye was born in Muswellbrook, NSW in 1953. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Sydney in 1977 and completed his surgical training at the Royal North Shore Hospital and Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children.
After practicing surgery on the North Shore of Sydney he undertook fellowship training in Minimally Invasive Abdominal Surgery in Bordeaux, France in 1991 from where he was recruited to The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York in 1993. He practiced in New York for the next twenty years pioneering this new discipline of laparoscopic surgery.
In 2013, he returned as Chair of Surgery in the Clinical School of the University of Western Sydney at Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital.
Apart from his professional activities, Dr Edye refereed Rugby Union at all levels for 35 years, starting in his teens at Shore controlling schoolboy games, and eventually rising to the Australian International Rugby Referees Panel.
He now practices and teaches surgery in Sydney where he lives with his wife two children.
Mr Richard Hall
Partner in the Corporate Department of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Alumni: Wesley College Melbourne, University of Melbourne & Harvard University
Richard Hall is a partner in the Corporate Department of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance advice and matters relating to activist defense.
Mr. Hall has been repeatedly cited as one of the country’s leading practitioners in mergers and acquisitions by, among others, Chambers USA, Chambers Global, The Legal 500 United States, The Legal 500 Latin America, IFLR1000, The Best Lawyers in America; and Latin Lawyer. He was named a “Dealmaker of the Year” by The American Lawyer magazine in 2018 and was recognized by Lawdragon as one of “500 Leading Lawyers in America.” Mr. Hall was also selected as a Mergers & Acquisitions Trailblazer by The National Law Journal.
Mr. Hall was educated at Wesley College in Melbourne and has a B.Com. (Hons) and an LL.B. (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and an LL.M. from Harvard University.
Mrs Rebecca A. John
President, Kintore Partners
Alumni: Westbourne Grammar School, University of Melbourne, and Columbia Business School
Mrs John is the President of Kintore Partners, a New York-based private investment firm that provides early funding for technology and healthcare companies.
Prior to founding Kintore in 2019, Mrs John was a partner at Lexington Partners, a global private equity firm, and prior to that worked for Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and Ernst & Young. Mrs John serves as a member of the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School. She also serves as an advisory board member of Columbia Business School’s Private Equity Program, and as a committee member for The Rockefeller University’s Women and Science Initiative.
Mrs John earned a BCom from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She also holds a Chartered Accountant designation from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Mrs John grew up in Victoria, Australia and currently resides in the United States with her husband and two teenage sons.
Mr Patrick Loftus-Hills
Partner and Managing Director Moelis & Company, New York.
Alumni: Xavier College Melbourne; Monash University
Patrick grew up in country Western Australia and Melbourne and graduated in Science and Law from Monash University in 1990. He joined Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst) the following year and in 1994 joined the legal department of BHP. In 1998 he joined Macquarie Bank in Sydney as an investment banker before moving to UBS in 2000. He transferred with UBS to New York in 2004 and to Hong Kong in 2007 before returning to New York in 2011 when he joined Moelis & Company.
Patrick is focused on mergers and acquisitions in the metals and mining industry globally and has been involved in most of the significant metals and mining mergers to occur in the industry in the past 20 years.
Patrick is currently a Partner and Managing Director at Moelis & Company, is the Chair of the Monash Global Leaders Network Advisory Committee and Co-Chair of the US Friends of the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Patrick and his husband live in New York.
Mr Nicholas Malon
Director of Client and Investment Services, Linden Global Strategies
Alumni: Scotch College
Nicholas is Director of Client and Investment Services at Linden Global Strategies in New York City. Nicholas specializes in offshore client investments and planning related matters. Prior to moving to New York in 2016, Nicholas worked at Evans and Partners in Melbourne, Australia for 9 years advising clients on their investment portfolios.
Nicholas graduated Deakin University with a Bachelor of Arts Majoring in International Relations, and a Bachelor of Commerce Majoring in Finance. He holds a Professional Diploma in Stockbroking and a Foreign Exchange Accreditation from the Stockbrokers Association of Australia.
Dean Richard Southby
Distinguished Professor of Global Health and Executive Dean Emeritus and Research Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine, The George Washington University Medical Centre, Washington, DC.
Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University.
Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, the University of Sydney
Alumni: Geelong Grammar
Dean Southby joined The George Washington University faculty in 1979. He had previously been a faculty member at Monash University and The University of Sydney, Australia.
In 1975 he was a full-time Commissioner on the Australian Hospitals and Health Services Commission. At The George Washington University he has served as the Gordon A. Friesen Professor of International Health and Department Chair; Associate Dean for Health Services; Ross Professor of Global Health and Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Services; and Executive Dean and Distinguished Professor of Global Health in the Medical Centre.
As Chairman of the Department of Health Services Management and Policy he was instrumental in establishing the Centre for Health Policy Research and as Dean he implemented the recommendation of the faculty to create the Department of Health Policy.
Dean Southby is Director of the Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives, a continuing education program for senior health care executives from the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, Department of Veterans Affairs and the US Public Health Service; President of the Royal Society of Medicine Foundation and Immediate Past President of the Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health.
He is also a Board Member and Senior Fellow in the Centre for Australian and New Zealand Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
In 2005 Dean Southby and his wife, Dr Janet Southby, established ‘The Richard and Janet Southby Visiting Fellows Program’ at Geelong Grammar School.