75th Anniversary Benefit Dinner

Join us in New York City on November 14, 2023 for the 75th Anniversary Benefit Dinner. 


For 75 years, the American Australian Association has connected our two cultures, guided our people and provided new opportunities for a diverse network of trailblazers. 

The Association was founded by Sir Keith Murdoch in 1948 to develop, broaden and strengthen the relationships between leaders of our two great nations in government and business. On November 14, 2023 we will celebrate his vision. It has been passed down through generations of the Murdoch family who continue to advance the legacy of Sir Keith Murdoch today.


We will also mark the success of our scholarship and exchange program, which has awarded over US$15million to more than 1,000 Graduate, Indigenous, Veteran and Arts scholars. Funds raised from the dinner will support the best and brightest next generation of innovative American and Australian leaders to build research capacity, develop solutions to pressing global issues, and continue to foster ongoing international collaborations. You will have the opportunity to hear directly from our alumni who have become notable thought leaders in their fields.


Sponsorship opportunities are available now. Don’t miss out on an evening to remember.
Stay tuned for more information on this year’s honorees and entertainment.

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Our Honorees

K. Rupert Murdoch

Chair, Fox Corporation and News Corp

Rupert Murdoch has proven to be a transformative and prescient entrepreneur, business leader, visionary and dealmaker across every medium of the media industry throughout his nearly 70 year career. He is the Chair of Fox Corporation and Executive Chair of News Corp, two of the most recognized and influential media companies in the world. Mr. Murdoch was Executive Chairman of 21st Century Fox, one of the leading portfolios of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets, from 2015 to the closing of the merger of 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company in March 2019. Mr. Murdoch served as CEO of 21st Century Fox from its inception as News Corporation in 1979 until 2015 and as its Chairman from 1991 to 2015.

Mr. Murdoch has been awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia (A.C.) for services to the media and to newspaper publishing in particular. He and his family have been closely involved with, and made generous contributions to, various educational, cultural, and medical charitable organizations throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Asia and Israel.

Lachlan K. Murdoch

Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Fox Corporation

Co-Chair, News Corp


Lachlan Murdoch is the Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Fox Corporation and Co-Chair of News Corp, two of the most recognized and influential media companies in the world. Mr. Murdoch previously served as Executive Chairman of 21st Century Fox prior to the closing of the merger of 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company in March 2019. He was instrumental in the establishment of FOX as a standalone public company following the spinoff of FOX by 21st Century Fox.

Mr. Murdoch has spent the past two decades building, operating and investing in many of the world’s most prominent television and publishing businesses. In 2005, Mr. Murdoch founded Illyria Pty, a successful private investment company. He also currently serves as Executive Chairman of NOVA Entertainment, an Australian media company that Illyria acquired in 2012. Mr. Murdoch previously served as Non-Executive Chairman of Ten Network Holdings.

dominic barton

Chair, Rio Tinto

Dominic is Chair of the global resources company Rio Tinto and the Chair of LeapFrog Investments, an impact-investment firm focused on emerging markets. He is also Chancellor of the University of Waterloo and a Senior advisor and partner at Radical Ventures, a leading Al investment firm.

Dominic has served as the Ambassador of Canada to the People’s Republic of China. He was appointed by the Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in 2019 until 2021.

He was a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company and served as Global Managing Partner for 3 terms from 2009 to 2018.

Dominic was previously Chair of Teck Resources, from 2018 to 2019, and, in 2019, served as a Non-Executive Director at Singtel.

Dominic brings a wealth of global business experience, as well as a deep insight of geopolitics, corporate sustainability, and governance.

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