Discussion Roundtable with Alan Morrell, Senior Trade Commissioner to Guangzhou
14 May 2008
Mr Alan Morrell
Senior Trade Commissioner, Guangzhou
Mr Morrell has been managing the South China network of Austrade offices since August 2007. Directly prior to this he was the Regional Senior Trade Commissioner for ASEAN (East) based in the Philippines and also covering Vietnam and Guam (2003-2007). Previous positions have included Senior Trade Commissioner to Pakistan & Afghanistan (2000-2002) and Trade Commissioner in Shanghai (1996-1999). He has also held short term positions as Austrade State Manager Western Australia and Officer assisting the Austrade Executive General Manager for Australia and the Pacific.
Prior to his public service Mr Morrell worked in private sector roles that included tour wholesaling in Southeast Asia, and in the offshore and onshore oil industry in central Australia, the North Sea and Middle East. Mr Morrell was born in 1964 and migrated to Australia from Ireland as a young child. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Murdoch University with double majors in marketing and Asian Economies and has pursued graduate studies focused on Asia with INSEAD Singapore. Mr Morrell is married with two children.