Kevin Rudd

Member of Club de Madrid and Prime Minister of Australia (2007-2010, 2013)

Kevin Rudd is a former Prime Minister of Australia, between 2007-2010 and in 2013.

He was first appointed to the House of Representatives in 1998, from where he went to the Shadow Cabinet in 2001, acting as the Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs. In 2007, his Labor Party won the elections, allowing Rudd to be elected as Prime Minister of Australia. After leaving office in 2010, he held a short tenure of two months of Prime Minister in 2013. After leaving, he was appointed as a Senior Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a Distinguished Statesman at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Mr. Rudd graduated in Chinese Studies at the Australian National University, and has served as a diplomat, public servant and political staffer prior to his career in politics. He is also a Distinguished Fellow at the Chatham House and the Paulson Institute, the first President of the Asia Society Policy Institute and is the Chair of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism. Rudd is also a Member of the Global Leadership Foundation.