A graduate of the University of Canberra (then the Canberra College of Advanced Education) in 1979 with Bachelor of Arts in Administration, Dr Follett was the first woman to lead an Australian state or territory government.
Dr Jeff Harmer has occupied a range of executive positions across a number of Commonwealth Departments, playing a pivotal role in numerous significant reforms made under the Howard, Rudd and Gillard governments.
Chris Latham is best known in Canberra for his role as the former director of the Canberra International Music Festival, a position he held for six years, and as Music Director of the Gallipoli Symphony.
Throughout a 43 year career at galleries around Australia, Ron Radford has overseen the acquisition of around 47,000 works of art and staged some 500 exhibitions including the most popular exhibition ever seen in Australia.
Jim Service is one of Australia's most respected businessmen with an enduring career spanning over 45 years who has played a key role in the Canberra community through his business, voluntary, and philanthropic activities.
Raised in a rural village in Vietnam, Nguyen Xuan Vang is the Director-General of International Education Development, Ministry of Education & Training, Vietnam, and former President of Hanoi University.