Sir Frank Lowy is the chair and co-founder of the Westfield Group. Having served as Westfield’s chief executive for over 50 years, he assumed a non-executive role in May 2011. He is the founder and chair of the Lowy Institute for International Policy, an independent international policy thinktank devoted to foreign affairs, and Australia's role in the world. He is also chair of Football Federation Australia. Sir Frank Lowy was awarded the title of Australia’s leading philanthropist by peak body, Philanthropy Australia, with donations in 2002 of A$10 million. In 2000, he was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia for his service to the community through the development of the property industry and expansion of the retail sector in Australia and internationally, and as philanthropist committed to support of wide-ranging social and cultural endeavours. The establishment of the Lowy Institute led him to be awarded the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship in 2005 by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. In October 2007, Sir Frank Lowy received the Henni Friedlander Award for the Common Good at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, United States. In 2008, he was honoured by Australia Post for his contribution to philanthropy as one of the nation's five leading, living philanthropists with a commemorative postage stamp that was released on the eve of Australia Day as part of the Australian Legends series.
Bio last updated 18 Oct 2017
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