12 Facts About Allan Hawke


Allan Douglas Hawke was an Australian senior public servant and diplomat.


Allan Hawke was then appointed High Commissioner to New Zealand, and subsequently Chancellor of the Australian National University.


Allan Hawke was Chairman of the Canberra Raiders Board of Directors.


Allan Hawke was born in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, and educated at Queanbeyan High School in New South Wales.


Allan Hawke held a Bachelor of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy from the Australian National University, Canberra.


Allan Hawke completed his public service to Australia as High Commissioner and Plenipotentiary of Australia to New Zealand, between 2003 and 2006.


Allan Hawke was appointed a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Public Administration in 1998 and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management in 1999, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to public service.

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In 2010, Allan Hawke was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia for his eminent service to public administration, particularly through the formulation and implementation of policy in the areas of transport, defence and education, and to the strengthening of bilateral relations with New Zealand.


Allan Hawke participated in major inquiries into the Commonwealth Public Service including:.


Also in March 2011, the Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government, the Hon Simon Crean MP, announced that Allan Hawke was to conduct an independent review of the National Capital Authority.


Allan Hawke served on various boards including the Management Advisory Board, Administrative Review Council, Australian Strategic Policy Institute Council, Foreign Affairs Council and the Defence and National Security Advisory Council.


Allan Hawke married Maria Michele Senti on 2 April 1977 and they have one child.