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Harold Mitchell AC

Harold Mitchell AC

Chair

Australia-Indonesia Centre

Harold Mitchell is the founder of Mitchell & Partners and until August 2013, was Executive Chairman of Aegis Media, Australia and New Zealand.

In December 2000, he launched the Harold Mitchell Foundation which distributes funds between health and the arts. He has been Chairman of the National Gallery Australia, President of the Melbourne International Festival of Arts, Director of Deakin Foundation, President of the Museums Board of Victoria and a Board Member of the Opera Australia Council, as well as Chairman of ThoroughVision, Chairman Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Chairman CARE Australia.

Mr Mitchell holds a large number of community roles including Chairman of Art Exhibitions Australia, Vice President of Tennis Australia; Chairman of The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Non-Executive Director, Crown Resorts Limited; Chairman, Australia-Indonesia Centre, Chairman FreeTV Australia and Chairman of Premier’s Job and Investment Panel.

Mr Mitchell was appointed Companion of the Order of Australia in 2010 for eminent service to the community through leadership and philanthropic endeavours in the fields of art, health and education and as a supporter of humanitarian aid in Timor-Leste and Indigenous communities.

Harold was awarded the Victorian Australian of the Year for 2013.

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We can learn from our sophisticated Indonesian neighbours

We can learn from our sophisticated Indonesian neighbours

February 21, 2016 By Harold Mitchell AC

For many families it’s back to school time. “Do you remember the day,” says Charlie, “when your Mum bought you a jumper at the beginning of the year that was too big, saying you were going to grow into it?” Louise remembers something different; she used to get hand-me-down jumpers and shoes from her brother. […]

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Indonesia: A Golden Opportunity On Our Doorstep

Indonesia: A Golden Opportunity On Our Doorstep

May 29, 2014 By Harold Mitchell AC

It wasn’t that long ago that the world was mesmerised by the rise of Japan. I remember well the repercussions in the United States and elsewhere over Japan’s state-directed capitalism. Japan was, in the 1980s, the market to emulate. The Japanese had just-in-time management. Employees were loyal and highly productive. Japanese business models spread internationally […]

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