Party People

Federal President, The Hon Nick Greiner AC

Nick Greiner

Nick Greiner was elected as the Liberal Party’s 18th Federal President at the Federal Council meeting in Sydney in June 2017.

Nick entered the NSW Parliament in 1980 as the Liberal Member for Ku-ring-gai. In 1983 he became the Leader of the Opposition and had responsibility for the shadow portfolios of Treasurer and Ethnic Affairs.

In 1988 under his leadership the Liberal-National Party Coalition won a landslide victory and he became Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Ethnic and Aboriginal Affairs until 1992.

Following his retirement from politics he has been heavily involved in the corporate world. He is currently Chairman of QBE Emerging Markets as well as Deputy Chairman of CHAMP Private Equity and Accolade Wines. He is Chairman, Council of Advisors, Rothschild Australia Limited; Chairman of Advisory Board, Crosby Textor; and an adviser to Transurban Limited.

Nick is Chairman of the European Australian Business Council (EABC) and a Member of the Board of Governors, Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA). He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the John Grill Centre for Project Leadership and the Harvard Business School Asia-Pacific Advisory Board.

In 1994 he was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia for public sector reform and management and services to the community.

He is a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, an Honorary Fellow of CPA Australia and a Life Member of the NSW Division of the Liberal Party and of the South Sydney Rugby League Club.

Past Federal Presidents

Richard Alston
2014 - 2017

Alan Stockdale
2008 - 2014

Chris McDiven
2005 - 2008

Shane Stone
1999 - 2005

Tony Staley
1993 - 1999

Ashley Goldsworthy
1990 - 1993

John Elliott
1987 - 1990

John Valder
1985 - 1987

Dr A.J. Forbes
1982 - 1985

John Atwill
1975 - 1982

Robert Southey
1970 - 1975

J. E. Pagan
1965 - 1970

Phillip McBride
1960 - 1965

Lyle Moore
1956 - 1960

W. H. Anderson
1951 - 1956

Richard Casey
1947 - 1950

Malcolm Ritchie
1945-47, 1950-51

Honorary Federal Treasurer, Andrew Burnes

Honorary Federal Treasurer Andrew Burns

In July 2015 he was appointed Honorary Federal Treasurer of the Liberal Party. He previously held the position of State Treasurer of the Victorian Liberal Party from 2009 to 2011.

Past Party Treasurers

Philip Higginson

Philip Higginson
2011 - 2015

Michael Yabsley

Michael Yabsley
2008 - 2011

Mark Bethwaite

Mark Bethwaite
2006 - 2008

John Calvert-Jones
2003 - 2006

Malcolm Turnbull
2002 - 2003

Ronald Walker
1989 - 2002

David Clarke
1987 - 1989

John Elliot
1985 - 1987

Sir Robert
Crichton-Brown

1974 - 1985

Sir Charles McGrath
1968 - 1974

Sir William Anderson
1962 - 1968
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S. F. Utz
1956 - 1962
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B. F. Dargan
1949 - 1956
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Federal Director, Andrew Hirst

Andrew Hirst

Andrew Hirst is the Federal Director of the Liberal Party of Australia.

Andrew has worked for four leaders of the Liberal Party of Australia – John Howard, Brendan Nelson, Malcolm Turnbull and Tony Abbott.

As well as holding adviser roles for successive Liberal leaders, Andrew also served for two years as Deputy Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Andrew also previously worked as the Liberal Party’s Director of Communications and was a Director at campaigns and strategy company C|T Group prior to his appointment as Federal Director.

Past Party Directors

Tony Nutt

Tony Nutt
2015 - 2017

Brian Loughnane
2003 - 2015

Lynton Crosby
1997 - 2002

Andrew Robb
1990 - 1997

Tony Eggleton
1975 - 1990

Dr Timothy Pascoe
1974 - 1975

Bede Hartcher
1969 - 1974

Robert Willoughby
1951 - 1969

Donald Cleland
1945 - 1951