ACBC QLD Annual General Meeting 2020

24 Sep 2020
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ACBC QLD Branch and ACBC Corporate level member representatives qualified to participate in the activities of the Branch are eligible to vote and to stand for election. They must be financial voting members and their names must be registered in the Register of Members maintained by the Branch.

For this reason, we encourage all members to check that their membership is paid and that your representative details on the ACBC QLD Register are up-to-date. On a poll, every member present in person or by proxy has one vote. Please note that Associate & Student Members are non-voting members and are not able to stand for election or vote.

Nominations for the QLD Branch Committee for 2020-2021 will close at 5:00pm on Tuesday 6 October, 2020. Please email completed nomination or proxy forms to the ACBC QLD Secretariat at

The ACBC QLD current Branch Committee is listed below. Many of these members are expected to offer themselves for re-election.

President:                                  Stephen Abbott
Vice Presidents:                        Michael Choi, Sheldon Brady
Treasurer:                                  Johanna Roche
National Board Rep:                 Michael Wadley

Executive Committee Members:
Laura Chen, Mark Couchman, Ben James, David Lyons, Brodie Paul, Steven Silvester, Nussara Smith, Bert Wu, Matthew Macdonald

Ex-Officio Members:
State Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Senior Representative of Austrade
Senior Representative of Trade and Investment Queensland

Standing for the Branch Committee

The Australia China Business Council (ACBC) is the premier business organisation dedicated to promoting business and trade between Australia and the People’s Republic of China.  ACBC is a membership-based, non-profit organisation comprised of a National Office and Branches across Australia. Founded in 1973, ACBC actively promotes two-way trade and investment, and economic cooperation and understanding, between the business communities of Australia and China.

ACBC National body is a Company that is limited by guarantee under the Corporations Act. The organisation earns income from memberships, sponsorships and events.  ACBC QLD is a branch of the ACBC.  ACBC QLD’s Committee members are not renumerated and there is no scope for reimbursement of expenses associated with the roles.

Committee members are required to be financial members of ACBC and;

  • Attend at least 3 meetings per year (Meetings are approximately 1 to 1.5 hours, in the middle of a business day, five times per year)
  • Provide advice and support the ACBC in delivering services to our Queensland members
  • Promote the ACBC to the Australia-China Business community and attract corporate partners/sponsors as well as new members for the organisation
  • Assist the ACBC CEO in securing high profile interstate and international speakers for ACBC events
  • Promote ACBC QLD events including attending and/or hosting corporate tables
  • Assist with event logistics as required

For any clarifications regarding responsibilities of the Committee Members please contact Wen Gu CEO, ACBC QLD

Financial accounts and reports for the financial year 2019-2020 will be available at the AGM.

Any member who has any queries or wishes to clarify who their nominated representative is, please contact the ACBC QLD Secretariat via email or call (07) 3835 4765.

AGM Key Dates

  • Wednesday 23 September  Notice of AGM, Invitation to Nominate, Proxy Details
  • Tuesday 6 October              Nominations and Proxy close at 5.00pm
  • Wednesday 21 October      RSVP your attendance for the AGM
  • Wednesday 28 October      AGM and Voting via Microsoft Teams from 4.00pm to 5.00pm  

You will be sent a link to the Virtual Meeting after registration closes.

Event Speakers