6 October 1955 |
|Alma mater||Oxford University|
Skala is the Vice Chairman of Deutsche Bank for Australia and New Zealand, and a member of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation Board since 6 October 2006. He is also a director of the Australian Ballet and the neo-liberal/conservative think tank, the Centre for Independent Studies. He is the deputy chairman of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of medical research. He is a director of Wilson Stockbrokers, the Nasdaq–listed reinsurance company Maxre, Hexima Ltd. and chairman of Film Australia. He was formerly head of The Centre for Contemporary Arts in Melbourne.
Skala was for twenty years a partner at the Melbourne law firm of Arnold Bloch Leibler where he headed its banking financing and takeover sections.
On 26 January 2010 Skala was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for service to the visual and performing arts through roles supporting wider community access, to business and commerce, and to the community through the promotion of educational opportunities for young Australians.
As a student at Oxford University, Skala played two first-class cricket matches for the university, and also appeared in two List A cricket matches for the Combined Universities side which at that time included players from Oxford and Cambridge Universities only. He was a right-handed lower-order batsman and wicketkeeper.
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