Advisory Council Appointments

SYDNEY, 30 AUGUST 2017 — Asia Society today announced the appointments of Dr Stephanie Fahey, Darren Rudd and Bruce Bowers to the Advisory Council of Asia Society Australia.

Dr Stephanie Fahey is the Chief Executive Officer of Austrade, the Australian Government agency responsible for promoting trade, investment and international education, and tourism policy, programs and research. Stephanie has over 30 years’ experience both as an academic and executive working in Australia and overseas. Previously she was EY’s lead partner for education in the Oceania region, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement) at Monash University and Director of the University of Sydney’s Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific. Dr Fahey brings an international perspective to her work and a wealth of experience across business and academia. Austrade’s first female chief executive, Dr Fahey has also served on the Australia China Business Council, the Australia China Council, the NSW International Education Advisory Board, the European Australian Business Council, the Board of Canberra Institute of Technology, the Foreign Affairs Council and the Australia Korean Foundation.

Darren Rudd is Head of Corporate Affairs and Public Policy (ANZ) for Tata Consultancy Services, a global leader in IT services, consulting, technology and digital solutions. He has accountability for managing the company’s external environment and corporate reputation across Australasia as well as improving operational initiatives. Prior to this, Darren held lead corporate affairs positions at the National Broadband Network, Australia’s largest infrastructure project, and Operations roles at Alcatel-Lucent in Asia. His career also spans managerial roles at AT&T Corporation, IBM and BHP. Darren is a member of the Advisory Board of the Australia India Youth Dialogue, and the State Library of NSW Foundation Board. He was the President of the Australian Business School (AGSM) Alumni in Sydney for eight years and a member of the University of New South Wales Business School Alumni Advisory Board.

Bruce Bowers is an International Non-Executive Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, with over 34 years of global Insurance industry experience in leading and empowering teams of CEOs across diverse insurance markets in Europe, the Asia-Pacific Region, the Middle East and North Africa. He has an extensive understanding of the opportunities and complexities in the emerging markets. He is the Honorary Secretary in Australia for the Royal Society for Asian Affairs and a former Trustee of the Society. He is a Non-Executive Director of Tokio Marine Middle East (Dubai). He has chaired or held Company Director appointments across Asia and the Pacific, Middle East and Europe.

The new appointments coincide with the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Asia Society Australia in 2017 and a continuing strategic renewal of the organisation as the nation’s most dynamic centre of policy, business and education dedicated to the Asia-Pacific region.

Doug Ferguson
Chairman, Asia Society Australia

Philipp Ivanov
CEO, Asia Society Australia


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