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’s interim report A Second Chance was released on 1 July 2020.
Message from Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, the Hon. Simon Birmingham to Asia Taskforce
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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