2021 ANU Crawford Leadership Forum

The ANU Crawford Leadership Forum, now in its eighth year, is the premier leadership event of its kind in Australia.

Under the theme of ‘Global Realities, Domestic Choices', ACLF brings together distinguished international speakers and Australian leaders from business, the public sector and politics, and the research and advocacy community, to address the major geopolitical and economic challenges facing contemporary policy makers. 

This year’s subtheme is 'How to renew a damaged world' and our focus will be on appropriate public policy responses to some of the most difficult economic, security and social problems the world in general, and Australia in particular, are now facing.   

The Forum is invitation-only, and participants are drawn from Australia’s – and the world’s – most senior policy, business, and academic leaders.

Director of the ANU Crawford Leadership Forum

Richard Maude

Photo of Richard Maude, Director of ACLF

Richard Maude is the current Director of the Crawford Leadership Forum at the ANU. In addition to this role, Richard serves as the inaugural Executive Director, Policy, and Senior Fellow, at Asia Society Policy Institute – the first senior executive role in the Institute outside the United States. Richard most recently served as Deputy Secretary, Indo-Pacific Group, in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.