Professor Mattoo is the Director of AII and a Professor of International Relations at the University of Melbourne. He concurrently serves as Professor of Disarmament Studies at the Centre for International Politics, Organisation and Disarmament at New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Anthony D'Costa is joining the University of Melbourne and the Australia India Institute as the Chair of Indian Studies from the 1st of May, 2013. Prior to joining Melbourne University, Anthony P D'Costa was the Research Director, Asia Research Centre at the Copenhagen Business School. Prior to this he was with the University of Washington for 18 years. He has written extensively on the political economy of steel, automobile, and IT industries covering themes of globalisation, development, innovations, and industrial restructuring.
Jacyl Shaw is a Strategic Advisor to the Director and oversees strategy, major projects and business development for the Institute. She has worked at the University of Melbourne for over a decade with recent roles including Senior International Strategic Adviser to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement), Deputy Director of the University’s Festival of Ideas for 2009 and 2011, as well as Director of Business and Community Partnerships at the Asialink Centre.
Christopher Kremmer is the Institute's Director of Communications. Christopher is a former South Asia correspondent for Fairfax Media and ABC Radio & Television based in New Delhi. Chris has lectured on Kashmir and Afghanistan and he co-authored the report of the Australia India Institute’s Perceptions Taskforce Beyond the Lost Decade (2012). Christopher’s books include Inhaling the Mahatma (2006) and The Carpet Wars: A Journey Across the Islamic Heartlands (2002). Chris is also a former President of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of South Asia.
Elise Fagone completed a Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations) at Victoria University (VU) and commenced work at VU’s International Branch in the area of business systems in 2006. Continuing her interest in tertiary education and the international arena, Elise moved to the University of Melbourne in 2007 working within the area of marketing at Melbourne International. While working at Melbourne International she then became the Administrative Co-ordinator for the International Office Network. During this period of employment she travelled and worked extensively in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Korea, Sri Lanka and India.
Shanka De Silva is an HR and business management generalist with over nine years of experience in multi-national & local organisations with international exposure, expertise in both strategic and general business management dimensions.
Tess Gross is Executive Assistant to the Director of AII. She originally trained as a secondary school teacher in History and English but has spent most of her working career in tertiary institutions including both Melbourne and Monash Universities. She has a Bachelor of Arts Honours (Hist) and Graduate Diploma (Ed). She has nearly two decades of administrative and teaching experience.
Hayley Bolding is the Projects Officer with Aii managing various project portfolios for the Institute. Hayley has recently returned from 6 years living and working in Mumbai, India where she founded a not-for-profit organisation called Atma which works in education.
Souresh Roy is Research Assistant to the Director at the Australia India Institute, whose responsibility is to monitor international and regional relations, security issues and associated policy challenges with particular reference to the role of China in the region and its impact on both India and Australia.
Events and Project Officer Australia India Institute
Simone Traglia graduated from the University of Melbourne having completed a Bachelor of Media and Communications in 2011.
She began working at the University of Melbourne as an intern for the Festival of Ideas (a biennial major University event) before joining the Australia India Institute as the Events and Project Officer.
Alexandra Hansen is the Communications Officer and Web Editor for the Institute, writing news and content, and keeping stakeholders and the public informed of current affairs; via both the Aii website and other various avenues and social media outlets. Alexandra studied journalism and politics at Monash University, before working in various media roles in Melbourne, Jakarta and London.
After completing a BA at The University of Melbourne, in 2012 Susanna Julian completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Gender and Development investigating use of communications products within the international development industry. This stemmed from work experience in HIV, sex education and gender sensitivity in Kampala, Uganda.
Shibu works for the Institute supporting operational functions of the business as Operations and Finance Officer.
Shibu’s background is in marketing and she has experience working in similar institutions which provide advocacy and consultative services to the government and businesses alike. Born and brought up in India, Shibu's love for and knowledge of India is intrinsic.
Rory Medcalf is Director of the International Security Program at the Lowy Institute for International Policy and Senior Research Fellow in Indian Strategic Affairs at the University of New South Wales. Rory is also Associate Director of the Australia India Institute's node at the University of New South Wales.
Aliya Elariss holds a double Masters in Executive Master of Arts and Master of International Relations. She completed both her undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications at The University of Melbourne.