The Institute’s mission is the promotion of the peace, stability and prosperity of the peoples of the Indo-Pacific region through policy research, policy advice and advocacy, international dialogues, and the professional development of policy-makers.
The Institute is an independent, not-for-profit, charitable organisation. It holds Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status under Australian Government regulations. It also holds the status of an Approved Research Institute (ARI) under such regulations. Donations to the Institute are tax deductible.
The Institute is governed by a Board of Directors. The current Chairperson is Mr Andrew Balmaks. The Board appoints a Chief Executive Officer to manage the organisation and deliver its programs. The current CEO is Mr Chris Gardiner. Our research is directed and overseen by a standing committee of the Board.
The Institute believes in the dignity of every individual, and in his/her rights to be treated equally and without discrimination. We are committed to equal employment opportunity; to a workplace where the rights, health and safety of each employee are respected and protected; and to promoting and celebrating diversity within our organisation and activities.
Indigenous Recognition & Reconciliation
The Institute recognises and honours the First Peoples of Australia. In particular, we acknowledge that our office is located on the traditional land of the Ngunnawal People, and we pay our respect to their elders past, present, and emerging. We commit to efforts in our community and polity to achieve reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
The Institute recognises the support of the following individuals who provided financial support as Foundational Governors when the Institute transitioned from the Kokoda Foundation in 2014.
Mr C J Adam, Dr Ross Babbage AM, Mr Andrew Balmaks, Mr Simon Carroll, Ms Frances Chaloner, Ms Jasmin Crauford-Hill, Mr Chris Dowton, Mr Chris Gardiner, Mr David Irvine AO, Dr Miles Jakeman, Dr Adam Kamradt-Scott, Mr Paul Longley, Mr Philippe Lopez, Ms Carolyn McMahon, Mr Stuart Neal, Mr Lachlan Pender, Mr Ezekiel (Zeke) Soloman AM, Mr Namit Trivedi, Ms Rebekka Wheate, Mr Rhys Wheate, Mr Shaun Wilson, Mr Craig Valli
Chair, Board of Directors: Mr Andrew Balmaks
Chief Executive Officer: Mr Chris Gardiner
Office address: Level 4, 42 Macquarie St, Barton ACT, Australia
Support The Institute
The Institute wants to expand its research, dialogue and professional development work.
You can partner in that work by making a donation (tax deductible in Australia). Individuals wishing to make significant annual contributions to The Institute’s work may be recognised as ‘Benefactors’ for Security Challenges, the Future Strategic Leaders Program, or our regional Dialogue work.
Corporate sponsorship is also available for The Institute, specific programs, and specific research projects.
To discuss benefactor contributions or sponsorship, contact the CEO, Mr Chris Gardiner, on +61.412057060