Shanghai Speakers

ACBW 2013 Shanghai Speakers


Consul-General in Shanghai, China (People’s Republic of)

Alice Cawte is a career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Overseas, she has served in Beijing and Noumea, and was Representative of the Australian Commerce and Industry Office, Taiwan from 2008–2011.


General Manager, China Banking & Country Head,China,National Australia Bank

In March 2011 Danny joined the National Australia Bank as General Manager, China Banking and Country Head China based in Shanghai. Danny is Chair of the Bank’s China Risk, Pricing & Treasury Committee and is a member of the Bank’s Asian Leadership Team and Asian Risk Management and Balance Sheet Forum (ALCo) Committees. He is also a Director of the Australian Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai and Chair of the Chamber’s Financial Services industry group.

Peter Arkell

Member of the Board of Directors of the AustCham Shanghai

Peter Arkell is the Managing Director of Swann Global’s Asia operations. Swann Global is an international executive search firm, founded in Melbourne in 1993 and, while its capability has been demonstrated across the breadth of industry, its special focus is the mining, metals and energy sectors. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the AustCham Shanghai since 2008. He is also a member and sustaining sponsor of the Global Mining Association of China (GMAC), and founding Chairman of the Oriental Mining Club. Melbourne is Peter’s hometown and he supports the Demons whenever he is within range of the MCG; while abroad he makes do with AFL broadcasts on the Australia Network. Having seen their last premiership in 1964, the desire beats true for their next flag.


Chairman, Australian Business Forum

Mr Rashleigh is Managing Director of Navy Health Ltd and has held his current position since he joined the company in July 1999. He has over 30 years experience in the Health Industry embracing health insurance, private hospitals and aged care facilities. He is a director and Acting Chairman of the Australian Health Service Alliance (AHSA) and President of the Health Insurance Restricted Membership Association of Australia (HIRMAA) and Chairman of the Australian Business Forum. He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.

David Thomas

CEO, Think Global Consulting

David Thomas is well known in Australia for his experience, credibility and passion for identifying, building and facilitating business and investment relationships between developed and emerging countries, and has led delegations to all of the four BRIC countries.

Lisa Goodhand

Director China Operations, China Blueprint Consultants

Fluent in Mandarin with a good understanding of Chinese culture gained through living and studying in China, Lisa is equipped to offer expert guidance and support to companies doing business in China.

Morry Morgan

Co-founder,ClarkMorgan Ltd

Australian born Morry Morgan moved to Shanghai in 2001, and has been a key player in the growth of the HR industry in China. He is the co-founder of award winning training firm, ‘ClarkMorgan Ltd’, which is now in its 12th year and has trained thousands of Global 1000 and Chinese multinational firms.
He is also closely connected to other aspects of the HR function, through the publication of NetworkHR magazine, China’s longest running bilingual human resources magazine. Since 2005, Morry’s print and online issues have been read by over 6,500 HR professionals quarterly.Morry is also the author of ‘Selling Big to China – Negotiating Principles for the World’s Largest Market’, published by Wiley in 2010.

Mr Jeremy Oliver

CEO, Jeremy Oliver

Jeremy Oliver works internationally in an ambassadorial capacity for Australian wine, having forged close relationships with Austrade and Wine Australia. He is the best-known Australian wine personality in Asia and has formed a business partnership in China with Yin Lixue of Godolphin Wine Services. He has hosted events from New York to Beijing as well as most of the leading wine events in Australia, including the Maurice O’Shea Award.

Andrew Collins

CEO, Mailman

Andrew Collins, the CEO of a multi-award winning online media company Mailman. Based in Shanghai, Mailman is a leading provider of China online strategy and is responsible for connecting some of the world’s biggest brands, football clubs and celebrities with a global Chinese consumer. Andrew was featured as the Top Entrepreneur under 30 in Australia in 2008 and continues to grow a extensive network of online media assets. He has a keen aptitude in creative and business strategy.

Richard Cant

Director, Dezan Shira & Associates

Richard is the regional director of the Yangtze River Delta Region for Dezan Shira & Associates. Based in Shanghai, Richard guides foreign individuals and companies through the process of establishing, maintaining and expanding their businesses in China.

James O’Loughlin

Executive Director of Austcham Shanghai

James has more than 20 years experience in providing premium sales and customer account management across small dynamic enterprises and large international companies.

Having spent the last 15 years owning and operating small businesses in publishing and finance, James understands the issues confronting business in their endeavors to start-up and expand into new markets.

Charlotta Oberg

Founder and Facilitator, Prisma Cross Cultural Consultants

Charlotta Öberg, an award-winning cultural diversity specialist with cross-cultural experience from three continents over 20 years. She is committed to equipping people who interact across cultures with Cultural Intelligence, to contribute to their success, client satisfaction and thriving multicultural societies.

Jeremy Perks

Managing Director, Mindset Matters Group China

Jeremy is a consultant and coach specialising in Leadership Effectiveness, Team Effectiveness, Organisation Culture Transformation and Strategy Execution. He has provided services to many of the world’s largest multi-national companies in Asia, and has a reputation for achieving transformational results.

Mr. Robbie Burns

International Sales Director for ChinaSEO

Robbie Burns is in his 8th year working in China. He previously worked in the EU in EMEA sales and marketing for NASDAQ companies before specialising in China sports marketing via his company PRCOOL “The Peoples Republic of Cool”.
Robbie instigated and was involved in many “China 1st’s” in action and sports marketing in China.
His last role was China Business Director for the O’Neill brand before partnering with John Wei and ChinaSEO.

Michael Wadley

Senior China Consultant,Ashurst

Founder of Wadley Business Consulting and a Senior China Consultant at Ashurst China. Located in Shanghai for over 11 years, Michael provides corporate advisory and legal services to foreign investors throughout China and to China outbound investors. He advises clients on legal issues including corporate governance, compliance, taxation, foreign acquisitions and investment as well as commercial aspects of the business Clients range from SME’s through to listed companies.

Emily Ma

International Human Resources Adviser, Austrade

Emily Ma is a Human Resources Advisor in Austrade; acting as a generalist, she provides full spectrum HR advice and support to Austrade teams across Great China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia.
Before joined Austrade 4 years ago, Emily worked as a Senior Consultant for a professional recruitment company where she accumulated extensive experience in talent acquisition and prior to that Emily worked as an HR manager for a US based software company, as the first HR representative in China, she successfully helped the company to set up their R&D centre in China.

Edward Sun

Australia MARN Registered Migration Agent; Vice President, Austar Group Ltd

Service in migration and study abroad business in China since 1999. Witness the development of migration industry in China for last 10 years, specially invest/business migration. At the same period, expand Austar from 3 staffs/1 office to more than 500 staffs and more than 20 offices.
Since 2004, process more than 200 files every year for Australia invest/business migration application. One of most experienced migration agent in the industry.

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