Media Release: ACBC announces resignation of National CEO

21 Jul 2020


ACBC announces resignation of National CEO

The Australia China Business Council announces that Helen Sawczak will be standing down as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 14 August 2020 to refocus her attention on her non-executive director roles.

In announcing the resignation, ACBC National President David Olsson thanked Helen for her invaluable service and outstanding contribution to the organisation over the last four years.

“Helen has overseen a period of significant growth and change at ACBC, at a very exciting and challenging time in bilateral relations. She has worked tirelessly in forging new relationships and opportunities, building the brand and reputation of the organisation, and increasing member services. Her leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic has been critical to ACBC’s ongoing success as the premier business organisation dedicated to promoting bilateral trade and investment.”

“On behalf of the Board, I would like to extend our best wishes to Helen as she pursues her non-executive director career” said Mr. Olsson.

Ms. Sawczak said that she had thoroughly enjoyed her role as ACBC CEO and was grateful for the opportunity to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity by strengthening bilateral trade relations. “I look forward to working with the Board to ensure a smooth transition and handover so that ACBC can continue its important work of supporting our members with their China engagement” Ms. Sawczak said.

The ACBC Board has now commenced the recruitment process for a new CEO.

For further information:

David Olsson, National President