Joseph Skrzynski AO
Joe has had a dual career in business and the not-for-profit sector. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of CHAMP Private Equity, the longest established private investment management firm in Australia with AUD$5 billion in institutional mandates, for control investments in Australia and Asia. He has served as President of the Industry Association and has been awarded, together with his Co-Founder, the Inaugural Life Time Achievement Awards by both the Australian and Asian Private Equity Associations. In the not-for-profit sector he has held Government appointments as Chair of the Sydney Opera House Trust, the National Capital Development Authority, the National Film School, the Special Broadcasting Service, and membership of The National Investment Council and Senate of the University of Sydney, where he graduated in Economics. He is currently Chair of The Conversation Media Group, The Sky Foundation and is a director of Philanthropy Australia and The Observership Program and is on the Australian Committee for Human Rights Watch. He was awarded membership of the Order of Australia in 1993 and made an Officer in 2008 in recognition for services to the community and to the private equity industry. He is married with two daughters and lives in Sydney.