Advisory Board

The ASC's Advisory Board serves to oversee the Centre's activities. The Advisory Board meets regularly to review the Centre's objectives and planned program of activities. The Board members include representatives with tight links to Australia and a diverse background. The current Board members are appointed for a three year-term, ending November 24th, 2019.

Noel Campbell

Australian Ambassador to Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay


David Casey

Managing Director - Petrel Energy


Jane den Hollander

President and Vice-Chancellor - Deakin University


Julio Fernández

Academic Vice-Rector - Universidad ORT Uruguay


Nicolás Gambetta

Director of postgraduate degrees in Accounting and Taxation - Universidad ORT Uruguay
Vice-President - Chamber Uruguay Australia

Gaston Labadie

Dean of the School of Management and Social Sciences - Universidad ORT Uruguay

Telmo Languiller

Member of the Legislative Assembly - Parliament of Victoria, Australia

Donald Stokes

Giles Wade Private Wealth and formerly Professor of Accounting - Monash University

Alfredo Taullard

Australia's Honorary Consul in Montevideo
Board Member - Chamber Uruguay Australia

Estela Valverde

Head of Spanish and Latin American Studies
Director, Higher Degree Research, International Studies: Languages and Cultures - Macquarie University

Ricardo Varela

Uruguayan Ambassador to Australia


ASC’s main objectives

ASC’s main objectives

  • To organize conferences, seminars and roundtables about Australian current issues and their relationship with the region.

  • To promote overseas study and student exchange programs.

  • To promote academic cooperation with Australian universities, in particular faculty exchange programs and activities in support of the Uruguayan postgraduate system.

  • To develop courses on Australian history, politics, international relations, economics, business, society, education, culture, literature, sustainability and environmental topics.

  • To develop comparative research projects between Australia and the region.

More than 30 students from the University of New England (UNE) from Armidale Australia, and a group of four faculty members visited Uruguay in June 2018 on an agriculture studies ground tour.

On June 20th 2018, Chris Gale, Chairman at COALAR (Council for Australia and Latin America Relations) from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) visited the Australian Studies Centre, having met with Board Members and Executive Team.

On Friday 9 March 2018 we received the visit of Cathy Raper, Head of Europe and Latin America Engagement at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of Australia.

We thank Ambassador Noel Campbell for his permament support to the ASC and share his interview on the role of The Australian Studies Centre after his visit to Montevideo to participate on the 2nd ASC Board Meeting.