The American Australian Council is composed of individuals and companies who are committed to advancing and enhancing relations between the United States and Australia. Membership inquiries may be directed to Chairman Tony Podesta or any American Australian Council Board Member.
Chairman’s Leadership Council
“Australia and the United States have an unwavering friendship, founded on our common efforts to promote peace, prosperity, and democratic values around the world.”
– US Department of State
“Australia understands and has fully internalized what most countries in Asia have come to conclude, namely that a strong and capable US security presence is a fundamental foundation for regional security. That security, in turn, is linked to and necessary for expanding economic growth and integration.”
-Ernest Z. Bower, Vice-Chairman, American Australian Council
“I thank you for the honor of standing in this great chamber to reaffirm the bonds between the United States and the Commonwealth of Australia, two of the world’s oldest democracies and two of the world’s oldest friends.”
– President Barack Obama speaking at Parliament House
Our Members are leaders who are dedicated to promoting the American-Australian relationship.