Board of Directors, Australian Universities & Schools USA Foundation
Chairman, Mr Peter F. Conway
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.
Vice-Chairman, Mr Patrick Loftus-Hills
Vice-Chairman, AUS USA Board of Directors
Senior Advisor, 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 Senior Advisor 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.
Dr Marina-Portia Anthony MBBS BSc(Med) MPH FRANZCR
Radiologist, Castlereagh Imaging
Alumni: University of New South Wales, Australia
Dr Marina-Portia Anthony is a Radiologist at Castlereagh Imaging in Sydney, Australia.
Having graduated in Medicine from UNSW with MBBS BSc (Med), and from the University of Sydney with Masters of Public Health, Dr Anthony was awarded FRANZCR after completing specialist radiology training at Prince of Wales and John Hunter Hospitals. Dr Anthony undertook subspecialist fellowships at University of Hong Kong/ Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong, where she was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor and at Columbia University/ New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York. Dr Anthony returned to Sydney to work in private practice with Castlereagh Imaging.
Dr Anthony has published over 15 peer-reviewed journal articles, authored a text-book chapter, and presented her work at numerous international radiology meetings.
Aside from professional and teaching activities, Dr Anthony is an active member of the Australian Ballet Ambassador program, and enjoys tennis and spending time with her family.
Principal, The Blackstone Group
Alumni: Melbourne Grammar School
Charlie is a Principal at The Blackstone Group, where he is responsible for originating, investing, managing, and fundraising for Blackstone’s $25 billion technology credit portfolio. Charlie started his career with Macquarie Capital in Melbourne and has spent a decade working in the U.S. private equity market in New York, Boston, and San Francisco.
Charlie graduated with a BCom (Hons) from The University of Melbourne and Monash University, and an MBA (Hons) from The Wharton School. He currently lives in Mill Valley, California with his young family where he enjoys hiking and BBQing for friends.
Alumni: St Aloysius’ College, St Ignatius’ College, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Charles Grant retired in 2022 after a 40 year career in private equity. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Grant was a Partner of Lexington Partners, primarily engaged in the origination and evaluation of secondary purchases of private equity and alternative investments. Mr. Grant, a Chartered Accountant, graduated from the University of New South Wales and is a fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. He is chairman of the UNSW & Study Abroad – Friends and US Alumni Inc and New England Chair and Board Member of the American Australian Association.
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.
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.
Senior Contracts and Compliance Analyst, Haemonetics Corporation
Alumni: Newington College; Torrens University Australia; Northeastern University
Nicholas grew up in Sydney, NSW and attended Newington College from K-12, graduating in 2007.
Nicholas is a Senior Contracts and Compliance Analyst for Haemonetics Corporation in Boston. Nicholas primary focus is on contractual compliance and fulfilment through the lens of fleet compliance and capital asset management. Before moving to Boston in 2017 to begin his MBA, Nicholas worked as an independent consultant in Sydney across several industries including health & wellness, hospitality and CPG focusing on waste minimization, process management and client consolidation.
Nicholas graduated Northeastern University with an MBA majoring in Supply Chain and Operations Management and currently resides in Massachusetts with his wife and new son.