Board of Directors

The Australia China Business Council is governed by a Board of Directors composed of each Branch President and a number of other leading corporate figures.

The Australian Ambassador to China and the Chief Executive Officer of Austrade are represented as ex-officio members of the Board.

The Board is supported by a National Secretariat, comprising a Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary and full-time secretarial staff. It is located in Sydney.

Members who are qualified to participate at Branch annual general meetings elect the Branch Committees. Positions on the Branch Committee include the Branch President, Vice-Presidents, a National Board Representative, and a Treasurer.

For more information contact the National Secretariat.


Duncan Calder
Email: president [at] acbc [dot] com [dot] au


Ian McCubbin

FDI Consulting
Email: ian [dot] mccubbin [at] fdiconsulting [dot] com [dot] au

President, China Operations
Paul Glasson
Satori Investments
Email: paul [dot] glasson [at] acbc [dot] com [dot] au

Director - Chair, Thought Leadership Sub-committee
Maree Arnason
Arnason Consulting
Email:  arnasonconsulting [at] bigpond [dot]com

NSW Branch Representative 
Jim Harrowell AM
Hunt & Hunt Lawyers
Email: JHarrowell [at] hunthunt [dot] com [dot] au

NT Branch Representative
Daryl Guppy
Chief Executive Officer
Guppy Traders
Email: china [at] guppytraders [dot] com

Qld Branch Representative
Bernie Schulz 
Strategic Advisor - International Markets
Accor in Australia, NZ and South Pacific
Email: bernie.schulz[at] optusnet  [dot] com [dot] au

SA Branch Representative
Sean Keenihan
Normanwaterhouse Lawyers
Email: skeenihan [at] normans [dot] com [dot] au

VIC Branch Representative
Jason Chang
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
EMR Capital
Email: jasonchang [at] emrcapital [dot] com


WA Branch Representative
Adam Handley
Minter Ellison
Email:  adam.handley [at] minterellison [dot] com

Ex-Officio Members
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Her Excellency Frances Adamson
Australian Ambassador to the People's Republic of China


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