The Most Revd Dr Philip L Freier
PhD, M.Ed, B.Div, Dip.Ed, B.App.Sc, FAICD
Archbishop Freier is 13th Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne and in 2014 became the the Anglican Primate of Australia.He was appointed to the BSL Board in November 2015 and is Chair of the Board and the Nominations and Remuneration Committees.
Archbishop Freier has a PhD from James Cook University, a Master of Educational Studies from the University of Newcastle, a Bachelor of Divinity from the Melbourne College of Divinity, a Diploma of Education from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Applied Science from the Queensland Institute of Technology. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
From 1999 to 2006 Archbishop Freier was Bishop of the Northern Territory. He has a particular concern for Indigenous people and as Archbishop, has worked to bring about reconciliation. He has advocated for a new social contract for Australia, upholding a vision of the common good in which there is a sense of mutual obligation to one another and responsibility for one another.