Business Council of Australia and Asia Society Australia join hands to advance Australian business engagement with Asia
On Friday 5 October 2019, the Business Council of Australia and Asia Society Australia, together with Knowledge Partners PwC Australia and the University of Sydney Business School, formed a taskforce of senior leaders from the business, education and government sectors to examine how Australian companies and organisations can increase their presence and position in Asia to ensure our continued prosperity and deliver progress for future generations.
The Asia Taskforce is chaired by Mark van Dyck, Managing Director (Asia-Pacific), Compass Group. It is co-led by Jennifer Westacott, CEO of the Business Council of Australia, Philipp Ivanov, CEO Asia Society Australia, and Andrew Parker, Asia Practice Leader and Partner at PwC.
The taskforce examines how Australia can build and enhance its position with the powerhouse Asian economies in our proximity, diversify our economic partners, and prepare for a more strategically and economically competitive region.
Throughout 2020, the taskforce is delivering a series of recommendations to business and government.
The Taskforce released the interim report A Second Chance on 1 July 2020, and eight discussion papers on specific sectors and countries throughout 2020.
Message from the former Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon. Simon Birmingham to Asia Taskforce
Asia Taskforce Reports and Papers
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Asia Taskforce Interim report
Taskforce Leadership Group
- Mark van Dyck, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Compass Group (Taskforce Chairman)
- Tim Beresford, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Austrade
- Dig Howitt, Chief Executive Officer, Cochlear
- Philipp Ivanov, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Society Australia
- Andrew Parker, Partner and Asia Practice Leader, PwC
- Jennifer Westacott AO, Chief Executive Officer, Business Council of Australia
- Professor Gregory Whitwell, Dean, The University of Sydney
Philipp Ivanov, CEO, Asia Society Australia
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