President and Lead Country Manager, ExxonMobil
Graham is the President and Lead Country Manager for the ExxonMobil Companies in Korea. Before his current appointment, he has held senior ExxonMobil management positions in Indonesia and the PRC. Graham has 36 years of experience in the energy industry beginning from a technical background and spanning most parts of the globe in diverse roles. Additionally, Graham has served on a variety of Boards ranging from Superannuation Funds to International Schools in the PRC, Indonesia and Korea as well as numerous energy related entities.
Finance and Supply Chain Director, SABMiller Brands Korea
Matthew is Finance and Supply Chain Director at SABMiller Brands Korea, representing Victoria Bitter, Pilsner Urquell, Kozel, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Grolsch and Miller Genuine Draft. With 12 years in Korea, Matthew has been a long association with Austcham as Director and Vice Chair. He was a former Director at KPMG.
Country Manager, Tourism Australia
Scott Walker is the Korea Country Manager for Tourism Australia. He first came to Korea as a Korean Government Scholarship student at Yonsei University in 2007, before taking a position as Researcher at Australian Education International (AEI) at the Australian Embassy in Seoul. He then worked for the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) as Marketing Manager before commencing the role of Country Manager with Blackmores Korea. Scott takes an active role in supporting local community groups as a committee member of the Korea Australia Alumni, as well as an Asia Literacy Ambassador - Speaker's Bureau with the Asia Education Foundation.
Representative, Government of Western Australia
Jean Ough is Korean-Australian with a wide range of cultural, educational and work experiences and currently working as the representative of the Western Australian Government Trade and Investment Office in Korea. His main responsibility is in taking care of all commercial and government-to-government aspects of the Western Australian and Korean bi-lateral relationship. He was educated in Western Australia, and has a Bachelor of Business degree from Curtin University and an MBA from Yonsei University. Jean speaks Korean, English and Mandarin Chinese.
Chief Operating Officer, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ)
Andrew Miriklis is currently Chief Operating Officer for the Seoul, Korea branch of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ). He has over 25 years of international banking experience having lived and worked in his home country Australia for the first part of his career and then held senior roles in Fiji and Papua New Guinea before moving to Korea in 2015. His key areas of experience include Banking Operations at Commercial, Corporate and Institutional levels as well as Human Resources.
Country Manager and Chief Representative, Korea, Woodside
Craig Pasch is Woodside's Country Manager and Chief Representative for Korea. Wood-side is Australia's largest independent oil and gas company. Before his current appointment, his previous roles at Woodside have included Manager of Government and Media Relations, Project Manager for Organisational Effectiveness and Manager of Indigenous Affairs. Craig has a Master of Business Administration, a Graduate Diploma of Management and a Bachelor of Education. In 2007 Craig was awarded a Vincent Fairfax Fellowship through the St James Ethics Centre. Craig has extensive international experience having worked in Australia, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Botswana, Malawi and now Korea. Additionally, Craig has had been a board member of the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community Legal Centre and a Co-Chair on the IPIECA Indigenous Peoples Taskforce.
Commissioner, Queensland Government Trade and Investment Office Korea
Daniel Kim is Queensland Government's Trade & Investment Commissioner for Korea and is responsible for attracting investment from Korea to Queensland and assisting Queensland businesses capitalise on opportunities arising in and from Korea. Daniel was previously with KPMG for 18 years. Amongst other senior roles, he was KPMG Australia's Head of Korea Business Practice and advised on some of the landmark cross-border deals in the Australia-Korea corridor. Daniel is an Executive Committee Member of the Australia-Korea Business Council (AKBC). He is a K-Move Mentor with HRD Korea under the Ministry of Employment and Labor. Daniel also supports the local community as a volunteer at Social Welfare Society.
Managing Director, Macquarie Capital Korea Limited
Johnno is Managing Director of Macquarie Capital Korea with 12 years of experience in Macquarie and brings over 30 years of project and asset management experience working on major infrastructure projects in Australia and Asia. He has sat as a registered Board Director on numerous public and private infrastructure companies at various stages of asset management from acquisition, refinancing and sales. Johnno has been a member of Institution of Engineers, Australia, American Society of Civil Engineer and is currently a life member of Korea Society of Civil Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree and a Master’s Degree in Engineering studies from University of Queensland.
Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Ken Nam is an Australian lawyer with the Seoul office international law firm, Herbert Smith Freehills ('HSF'). Ken's practice focusses on assisting major Korean corporates on their outbound investments and projects, particularly in the power, energy and resources, infrastructure sectors. Prior to commencing with the Seoul office of HSF, Ken worked in the Sydney office of HSF for over 10 years with a particular focus on helping Korean corporates such as KEPCO, POSCO and SK with all aspects of their investments and business operations in Australia. Educated in both Australia and Korea, Ken is bilingual in English and Korean. Ken is admitted as a solicitor in NSW, Australia and is registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant in Korea.
General Manager, Heineken
Kylie Wallbridge is currently General Manager, Heineken Korea. Born and educated in Australia; she has over 20 years' experience in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries; both in Australia and internationally. With primarily a marketing and sales background, she has a passion for developing brands and people; and a strong belief in the opportunities present in Korea for Australian business.
Senior Foreign Attorney(Partner), Shin & Kim
Born and bred in Melbourne, Michael was educated at the University of Melbourne and resided at Trinity College. Having started practice with Aurhur Robinsone & Hedderwicks (now known as Allens) and moving to Shin & Kim in 2002 on secondment and later as a partner, Michael has been advising both foreign clients and Korean clients for over 20 years. His main practice areas are finance, infrastructure, energy, M&A, labor and privacy. Michael has broad ranging commercial law experience across a number of industries and a number of jurisdictions, from South East Asia, the Americas, Russia and Europe.
President, Linde Korea Co.Ltd
Stephen Sheppard is currently President of Linde Korea, a member company of Linde AG, a leading global industrial gases and engineering business and is also Head of Linde’s Asia Pacific electronics market operating segment. Stephen’s previous roles within Linde have included Head of Strategic Marketing for Region South East Asia consisting of businesses in 11 countries across that region based from Singapore, along with various business leadership roles in Australia and New Zealand. He has a Master of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales and has been a CPA for over 20 years. Stephen has a passion for and long track record of developing businesses, with a combination of strong leadership, strategic focus and a fundamental belief in the power of developing highly effective and diverse teams.
Counsellor (Economic), Australian Embassy
Jay Sangani is the Economic Counsellor at the Australian Embassy in Seoul, where he is responsible for strengthening the bilateral economic and trade relationship between Australia and the Republic of Korea. He also oversees the Embassy’s public diplomacy activities. Before commencing his posting, Jay was a Director in the Economic Diplomacy Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and previously worked as a strategic policy adviser in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. He has also held private sector roles with both small and large firms in Melbourne. Jay has an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Warwick, and a B.Sc.(Hons) from the London School of Economics.
Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner, Seoul, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
Amanda Hodges commenced in Seoul in the role of Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner in August 2016. Her responsibilities include the promotion of foreign direct investment from Korea to Australia and leading Austrade’s Seoul trade, investment and education office. She also lead’s Austrade’s Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia team. She was previously Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner, Mumbai, India, where she lead the Austrade South Asia innovation and technology sector team which includes investment and trade development in resources and energy, advanced materials and manufacturing, IT, life sciences and biotechnology sectors and the promotion of international research and development projects.