Julie Bishop’s ex David Panton woos psychologist Genevieve Anderson Killham


Genevieve Anderson, 38, is a specialist in perinatal psychology for new mums and runs her own clinic in Wahroonga on Sydney’s north shore

Julie Bishop’s ex-boyfriend David Panton has been spotted with a younger female companion as he bounces back from his split with the former Liberal Party deputy leader.

Mahogany-tanned Mr Panton, 61, was seen with flame-haired psychologist Genevieve Anderson, 38, on Friday evening as they took in the view from the waterside balcony of seafood restaurant North Bondi Fish in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.

Ms Anderson is a specialist in perinatal psychology for new mums and runs her own clinic in Wahroonga on Sydney’s north shore. 

The superfit psychologist is a triathlete and former Ironwoman competitor who took part in Manly’s Bold and Beautiful open water swimming challenge last year.

Julie Bishop's ex-boyfriend David Panton (pictured together in 2020) has been spotted with new companion Genevieve Anderson as he bounces back from his split with the former Liberal Party deputy leader

Julie Bishop’s ex-boyfriend David Panton (pictured together in 2020) has been spotted with new companion Genevieve Anderson as he bounces back from his split with the former Liberal Party deputy leader

Genevieve Anderson's mother, Sue (pictured), is just one year old than David Panton and has been said to bear a passing resemblance to a younger Julie Bishop, 66

Genevieve Anderson’s mother, Sue (pictured), is just one year old than David Panton and has been said to bear a passing resemblance to a younger Julie Bishop, 66

Mr Panton also takes part in the B&B, logging 364km so far in 2022 – the 20th greatest distance swum by a group member this year – and is said to have met Ms Anderson during their regular open sea swimming sessions off Manly Beach.

Friends told The Australian that the property developer and healthcare founder was said to be ‘smitten’ with his new young love interest.

Coincidentally, Ms Anderson’s mother, Sue, is just one year old than Mr Panton, and has been said to bear a passing resemblance to a younger Ms Bishop, 66. 

Ms Anderson grew up in Terry Hills on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and was privately educated at Brigidine Ladies College in St Ives.

Her father Barry Killham was a legendary figure within NSW Junior Rugby Union.

Genevieve Anderson (pictured right) grew up in Terry Hills on Sydney's Northern Beaches and was privately educated at Brigidine Ladies College in St Ives

Genevieve Anderson (pictured right) grew up in Terry Hills on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and was privately educated at Brigidine Ladies College in St Ives

Superfit psychologist Genevieve Anderson (pictured in 2015) is a triathlete and former Ironwoman competitor who took part in Manly’s Bold and Beautiful open water swimming challenge last year

He was made one of the organisation’s first life members for his services to the sport and was responsible for driving a key restructure before his sudden death in 2014.

After leaving school in 2002, Ms Andersen served in the Australian Army as a medic for three years before studying to become a psychologist at the University of New South Wales.

Mr Panton was a regular on the arm of the one-time foreign minister for eight years, with the pair frequently jet-setting to meet the most powerful people in the world.

But the curtains suddenly came down on the long-running relationship in July, soon after after a meeting with Prince Charles in London, shortly before he became king.

David Panton was a regular on the arm of one-time foreign minister Julie Bishop (pictured together in March) for eight years, with the pair frequently seen jet-setting to meet the most powerful people in the world.

David Panton was a regular on the arm of one-time foreign minister Julie Bishop (pictured together in March) for eight years, with the pair frequently seen jet-setting to meet the most powerful people in the world.

Ms Bishop has also been linked with a new love. She was said to be dating philanthropist Luke Hepworth – who emphatically denied a romance on Friday.

‘We are definitely not dating, mate,’ he told the Daily Telegraph after the pair were linked in the press. ‘I’m not in a relationship.

‘We are working on a charity project for the Children’s Cancer Institute. She is just a good friend of mine and a wonderful human, so we have been to a couple of charity events.’

Mr Panton split with Ms Bishop over dinner in Sydney in July – just a week after the couple visited London for dinner with the future King Charles.

Luke Hepworth (left) has denied rumours of a romance with newly single Julie Bishop (right)

Luke Hepworth (left) has denied rumours of a romance with newly single Julie Bishop (right)

The couple went to dinner in Sydney’s CBD where Mr Panton told a shocked Bishop their relationship had run its course.

‘I’m going to be focused on living in Manly and Melbourne for the foreseeable future,’ Mr Panton told the Sydney Morning Herald at the time.

‘I wish Julie all the best in her ongoing stellar career.’

Ms Bishop was understood to have been ‘blindsided’ by the sudden breakdown of her relationship, sources close to the former politician said.

During their partnership, she took Mr Panton to the United Nations to meet world leaders, to Buckingham Palace to hobnob with British royalty and to the White House where he met Donald and Melania Trump.

David Panton and Julie Bishop (pictured) first stepped out publicly in 2014, and were pictured at countless celebrity events over the years

David Panton and Julie Bishop (pictured) first stepped out publicly in 2014, and were pictured at countless celebrity events over the years

The pair first stepped out publicly in 2014, and were pictured at countless celebrity events over the years, including the 2018 wedding of Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine Yarbrough. 

Mr Panton’s company Pantonic Health claimed to be the first supplier of rapid antigen tests in Australia at the peak of the Covid spread in January.

Although he is still listed as a founder and director of the company with his daughters Sally and Lauren, his main income is now said to be property development.

Daily Mail Australia contacted Mr Panton and Ms Anderson for comment. 

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