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Jenny McGregor


Jenny McGregor is the founding CEO of Asialink at The University of Melbourne and founding Executive Director of the Asia Education Foundation. Under her leadership Asialink has become Australia’s largest non-government centre for the promotion of Australia-Asia relations, with an annual budget of over A$10 million and activities spanning education, the arts, leadership, health, and corporate and public programs.

Ms McGregor has been a member of the Boards of the APEC Women’s Business Advisory Committee and the Myer Foundation’s Beyond Australia Committee. She is currently on the Advisory Boards of the Dunlop Asia Awards, a member of the Executive of the Melbourne Confucius Institute and a member of the Board of Australian Volunteers International.

Prior to taking up her Asialink appointment in 1990, Ms McGregor worked as a political adviser and senior manager in Australia’s Federal and State governments. She then joined the Commission for the Future to research Australia-Asia relations. She has a BA (Hons) and Dip Ed from The University of Melbourne and holds the Peter Brice award for outstanding contribution to teaching and learning about the Asia-Pacific region.

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