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ACBC Victoria 17th Annual General Meeting 2014

24 November 2014

The Victorian Branch of the Australian China Business Council held a very successful Annual General Meeting on 24 November 2014.  Approximately 40 people were in attendance in the Investment Centre, 46th Floor, 55 Collins Street, on a wet Melbourne afternoon.  We are grateful to the State Government for providing this venue. The Victorian President, Jason Chang, delivered a detailed overview of the operation of the Branch over the last 12 months.  Ying Hou, our Treasurer, spoke to the financials and questions were answered to everyone’s satisfaction.  At the conclusion of the AGM the General Manager, Virginia Birrell, gave a summary of progress to date since her commencement 16 weeks ago and work being done on next year’s program events,  forums and member engagement activities, together with administrative systems and office equipment upgrades.  We were fortunate that the National President-Elect, The Hon John Brumby, attended at the conclusion of the meeting and spoke of his China experience and his vision for the future of the organisation.  The formalities concluded with light refreshments and networking.

The following were elected as Office Bearers and Committee Members for 2015.

President

Mr

Jason

Chang

EMR Capital

Managing Director and CEO

Vice President

Mr

Ben

Foskett

Pathway Services Pty Ltd

Director

Vice President

Mr

David

La Ferla

Negotiaction

Managing Director

Vice President

Hon

Ken

Smith MLA

China Solutions

Director

General Manager

Ms

Virginia

Birrell

Australia China Business Council VIC

General Manager

Treasurer

Ms

Hou

Ying

KPMG

Senior Manager Private Enterprise

Committee

Hon

Richard

Alston

Alston and Associates Pty Ltd

Chairman

 

Mr

Robin

Chambers AO

Chambers & Co

Senior Partner

 

Mr

David

Chu

Shinewing Hall Chadwick

Managing Partner

 

Dr

Mona

Chung

Cross Cultural Intl

Principal Consultant

 

Mr

Charles

Curwen CVO OBE

Office of the Governor

Official Secretary

 

Mr

Wilkin

Fon

Jeanswest Corporation Pty Ltd

Director

 

Mr

James

Gathercole

Sheldon Harris

Partner

 

Mr

Liming

Huang

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Special Counsel

 

Mr

Jeremy

Loeliger

Holding Redlich

Partner

 

Mr

Tim

Lu

KPMG

Director, China Business Practice

 

Mr

Wayne

Mo

ANZ

Director, Natural Resources Group

 

Mr

John

Mollard

Baker McKenzie

Partner

 

Ms

Daphne

Morros

Rio Tinto Australia

Chief Advisor Corporate Relations

 

Mr

David

Olsson

King &Wood Mallesons

China Practice Consultant

 

Mr

Tom

Parker

Red Tape Consulting

Director

 

Mr

Frank

Paton

Hunt & Hunt Lawyers

Special Counsel

 

Ms

Lisa

Renkin

Burnet Institute

Head, China Program, Manager International Initiatives
Office for Business Development, Innovation and Research

 

Mr

Bruce

Sheng

Asipac Group

Chairman

 

Prof

On Kit

Tam

RMIT University

Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor

 

Mr

Damian

Tkalec

Melbourne Airport

Special Counsel  (China) 

 

Mr

Barry

White

Pro-EX Developments

Director