Ashley Goldsworthy

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Professor Ashley Goldsworthy OBE AO KM is a former Federal President of the Australian Liberal Party. He currently holds the title of deputy chair title on the Brisbane Catholic Education Council. He is a director of the anti-same-sex marriage lobby group Marriage Alliance.[1]


Professor Goldsworthy has Degrees in accounting, business, science, public administration, theology, and canon law.

As Chairman of the Education & Training Committee of the Business Council of Australia, Professor Goldsworthy was instrumental in establishing the Business/Higher Education Round Table, which was launched by the Governor-General in 1990. He was B-HERT Director 1990-95 and 2008 to date; President 1995-97; Executive Director 1997-2008.

He has an extensive business career with roles including former Chairman/CEO of billion dollar corporations, both domestic and international, in construction (of what was then the largest construction company in Australia), housing, hotel, gaming (casinos), property development, information technology, and banking and insurance industries.

Professor Goldsworthy's current roles include:

  • He is currently Chairman/CEO of companies in the fields of information technology, education and training, finance, and human resources.
  • Honorary Treasurer of the La Pacifique Apartments Body Corporate.

Former roles held by Professor Goldsworthy:

  • Dean of the School of Business and Professor of Leadership at Bond University.[2]
  • Federal President and Life Member of the Liberal Party[3]
  • Member of Federal Government's Industry Research & Development Board; Australian-American Fulbright Commission; Australian Science and Technology Council; Australian Payments System Council; National Library; and Australian Law Reform Commission;
  • Chairman of the Centre for International Research on ICT at RMIT University
  • President and CEO, Australian Computer Society
  • World President of the International Federation for Information Processing, and in 1999 achieved the rare honour of being elected an Honorary Member of that body.
  • Prior to his business career he was Director of Economic Statistics for the Australian Government.

Community service[edit]

Community service includes work for:

  • Scout Association
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal
  • National Gallery of Victoria
  • Queensland Theatre Company (Chairman)
  • Australian Ballet
  • Queensland Ballet (Life Member)
  • Queensland Performing Arts Trust.


He was awarded