Kevin Hobgood-Brown

Mr Kevin Hobgood-Brown

  • Post Nominals: AM, FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Honorary Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2023


Kevin Hobgood-Brown AM is a company director, corporate advisor, and former international law firm partner where he had postings in Beijing, San Francisco, Taipei, and Sydney. Kevin served as the Deputy Chair of the Australian government’s Australia-China Council for six years. He was the national President of the Australia China Business Council from 2005 through 2008. He is the Chair of the Advisory Board of the China Studies Centre of Sydney University and the Chair of the Management Committee of the Institute of Australian and Chinese Arts and Culture at Western Sydney University. He was a founding director and former Chair of the Foundation for Australian Studies in China (FASIC) which provides scholarships to Australian and Chinese post-graduate students and provides support to the 38 Australian Studies Centres located throughout China. Kevin taught at the Law School of Beijing University from 1983-87.

Kevin served on the Expert Working Group for the Australian Council of Learned Academies’ report on Australia’s Diaspora Advantage: Realising the Potential for Building Transnational Business Networks with Asia. He was a member of the Advisory Group to the Australian Academy of the Humanities study of Australia’s China Knowledge Capability: University Teaching, Research and Future Needs.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.