The Center for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies is pleased to announce two new board members. Josh Frydenberg, MP and Father Peter L'Estrange have both agreed to join the board.
Josh Frydenberg was elected as the Federal Member for Kooyong in 2010. He is the seventh person since Federation to hold this seat. He was appointed Parliamentary Secretary in 2013. A graduate of Monash University with Law and Economics degrees, he also holds an M. Phil. from Cambridge University in International Relations. Between 1999-2004, he served as an assistant adviser for the then Attorney General, The Hon. Daryl Williams QC, as an adviser and later senior adviser to the Foreign Minister The Hon. Alexander Downer and finally as a senior adviser to the Prime Minister, The Hon. John Howard. In addition to his professional pursuits he is an avid tennis player having represented Australia in the World University Games, in 1991, England and again in Buffalo, USA. He was twice awarded a Full Blue as a member of the Oxford tennis team with whom he toured to Hong Kong and Morocco. In 2003 he accepted an invitation from the Kids Tennis Foundation's Chairman Paul McNamee to join the board, and has been a member ever since.
Peter John L'Estrange, AO, is an Australian Jesuit priest and historian currently residing in Canberra. He was Special Assistant to the President at Georgetown University, having previously served as the Master of Campion Hall at the University of Oxford in the UK until 2008. L’Estrange also served as chaplain and rector of Newman College, at the University of Melbourne. From 1981 until 1983 he was the Roman Catholic chaplain to the University of Queensland. L'Estrange was educated at St Aloysius' College, Sydney, where he was both school captain and dux. He undertook graduate study at Campion Hall, Oxford and in 1991 was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) for his thesis, The Nineteenth-Century British Jesuits, with Special Reference to their Relations with the Vicars Apostolic and the Bishops.