Kerry Sibraa AO, Special Counsel

Kerry Sibraa’s career has embraced the highest levels of Australian political life and the cutting edge of business development. He was an ALP Senator for NSW for 19 years, including President of the Australian Senate from 1987 until retiring from Parliament in 1994 to become Australia’s High Commissioner to Zimbabwe and six other southern African nations.

He is a former director of Zimbabwe Platinum Mines and World IT.

From 2003 to 2010 he served the Government of the Republic of Mozambique as their Honorary Consul-General in Australia.

Kerry was elected to the Senate in 1975 which culminated in his serving as President of the Senate for seven years. He was also President of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and Chairman of the Joint Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee.

He represented the Prime Minister on the Australian Political Exchange Council and led Parliamentary delegations to Western and Eastern Europe, the United States, United Kingdom as well as Southern Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Caribbean. In 1997, the University of Southern Queensland awarded him an honorary doctorate for his services to international relations and to the Australian Parliament. In 1996, he was awarded an Order of Australia.

Mr Sibraa provides government relations and business development counsel.