Graham 'Skroo' Turner, CEO, Flight Centre Limited
Graham 'Skroo' Turner, CEO, Flight Centre Limited

Wed, 13 Mar 2019

The Australian British Chamber of Commerce is delighted to have Graham ‘Skroo’ Turner address a business lunch on the Aviation, Travel and Tourism industry. In 1973 ‘Skroo’ and two mates bought a couple of double-decker buses in England and began a holiday travel company, Top Deck Travel. In 1981, ‘Skroo’ returned to Australia and established the Flight Centre travel business. The company was floated in 1995, as much to allow employees to become part owners of the business as to raise capital. With a revenue of A$2.9 billion (2018) the company is now truly international, operating approximately two thousand agencies and businesses in eleven countries, with 20,257 (2018) staff. While Flight Centre is the flagship brand, the company has expanded into specialised markets under a range of brand names.


International Women's Day Breakfast (Sydney)
International Women's Day Breakfast (Sydney)

Wed, 06 Mar 2019

The ABCC is thrilled to announce the Hon Julie Bishop MP is the special guest speaker at our annual International Women’s Day Breakfast. Julie Bishop has served as the Member for Curtin in the House of Representatives since 1998. She was Australia’s first female Foreign Minister serving from 18 September 2013 to 28 August 2018, following four years in the role of Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade. Ms Bishop was the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party from December 2007 to August 2018. Most recently, Ms Bishop was awarded the inaugural U.S. Mission Award for Leadership Excellence, in honour of Eleanor Roosevelt. At this breakfast, Ms Bishop will share her insights from her time as Minister from Foreign Affairs from 2013 – 2018. Given the shifts in the geopolitical environment and on the eve of the NSW and Federal elections, Ms Bishop will share her views on governing during uncertain times.


International Women's Day Breakfast (Melbourne)
International Women's Day Breakfast (Melbourne)

Tue, 05 Mar 2019

As more women forge successful careers in diverse areas of science, the notion of the profession being dominated by "men wearing white coats in a lab" seems something of an anachronism. Despite changing social perceptions and an ever increasing contribution of female scientists, only 16% of Australians qualified in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) are women, according to the Office of the Chief Scientist. Join us for a spirited discussion of the role of women in 21st century science as panellists discuss their areas of expertise, how they have overcome challenges and achieved their goals, and the many opportunities opening up for future female innovators and scientists in Australia and globally.


5 years of gender reporting in Australia: what has changed? (Brisbane)
5 years of gender reporting in Australia: what has changed? (Brisbane)

Fri, 23 Nov 2018

As Australia releases its fifth year of data, the UK has just completed its first year of reporting and data collection under new gender pay gap legislation. To mark this, WGEA has invited the Deputy Head of the UK’s Government’s Equalities Office (GEO) and Head of Gender, Elysia McCaffrey, to share and compare the UK’s first year of data with Australia’s fifth year of data collection.


5 years of gender reporting in Australia: what has changed? (Perth)
5 years of gender reporting in Australia: what has changed? (Perth)

Thu, 22 Nov 2018

As Australia releases its fifth year of data, the UK has just completed its first year of reporting and data collection under new gender pay gap legislation. To mark this, WGEA has invited the Deputy Head of the UK’s Government’s Equalities Office (GEO) and Head of Gender, Elysia McCaffrey, to share and compare the UK’s first year of data with Australia’s fifth year of data collection.


5 years of gender reporting in Australia: what has changed? (Melbourne)
5 years of gender reporting in Australia: what has changed? (Melbourne)

Tue, 20 Nov 2018

As Australia releases its fifth year of data, the UK has just completed its first year of reporting and data collection under new gender pay gap legislation. To mark this, WGEA has invited the Deputy Head of the UK’s Government’s Equalities Office (GEO) and Head of Gender, Elysia McCaffrey, to share and compare the UK’s first year of data with Australia’s fifth year of data collection.


5 years of gender reporting in Australia: what has changed? (Adelaide)
5 years of gender reporting in Australia: what has changed? (Adelaide)

Mon, 19 Nov 2018

As Australia releases its fifth year of data, the UK has just completed its first year of reporting and data collection under new gender pay gap legislation. To mark this, WGEA has invited the Deputy Head of the UK’s Government’s Equalities Office (GEO) and Head of Gender, Elysia McCaffrey, to share and compare the UK’s first year of data with Australia’s fifth year of data collection.


5 years of gender reporting in Australia: what has changed? (Sydney)
5 years of gender reporting in Australia: what has changed? (Sydney)

Thu, 15 Nov 2018

As Australia releases its fifth year of data, the UK has just completed its first year of reporting and data collection under new gender pay gap legislation. To mark this, WGEA has invited the Deputy Head of the UK’s Government’s Equalities Office (GEO) and Head of Gender, Elysia McCaffrey, to share and compare the UK’s first year of data with Australia’s fifth year of data collection.


Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Chairman & CEO of GFG Alliance
Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Chairman & CEO of GFG Alliance

Wed, 14 Nov 2018

At this Business Lunch, Sanjeev covers GFG’s investment in renewable energy, manufacturing, the reinvigoration of the Australian steel operations and further expand on GFG’s current and future plans for investment into Australia and their global interests.


Prof Dr Ralf Speth, Global CEO, Jaguar Land Rover
Prof Dr Ralf Speth, Global CEO, Jaguar Land Rover

Thu, 18 Oct 2018

What will be the impact of the mobility revolution? How will it affect the way we live and the way we do business? Dr Speth will discuss the many issues and opportunities around the transformative changes of a connected future.


Alastair MacGibbon - Head, Australian Cyber Security Centre
Alastair MacGibbon - Head, Australian Cyber Security Centre

Wed, 17 Oct 2018

Alastair MacGibbon is National Cyber Security Adviser at the Department of Home Affairs and concurrently Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre, part of the Australian Signals Directorate. He leads the implementation of the Government’s Cyber Security Strategy, transforming Australia’s cyber security landscape to realise the economic and social benefits of a cyber resilient nation, and deliver Australia’s cyber security operational capacity.


Infrastructure - Shaping the Future of Western Australia
Infrastructure - Shaping the Future of Western Australia

Wed, 03 Oct 2018

Join our expert panel to discuss how Western Australia should shape its future infrastructure needs.


ABCC - David Linke
ABCC - David Linke

Fri, 03 Aug 2018

David Linke provides a closing address at the Australian British Chamber of Commerce’s business lunch.


The Hon Scott Morrison MP, Treasurer of Australia
The Hon Scott Morrison MP, Treasurer of Australia

Fri, 03 Aug 2018

The ABCC is delighted to welcome the Treasurer, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, to deliver an economic keynote address. Scott Morrison is Treasurer and the Federal Member for Cook, New South Wales.


The Hon Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia
The Hon Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia

Fri, 03 Aug 2018

The Premier will cover the emerging economic opportunities for South Australia; the British defence company BAE Systems recent $35bn deal to build Nine Hunter class frigates in Adelaide and more broadly the post-Brexit trade and investment opportunities between the UK and South Australia.


NAB CEO, Andrew Thorburn and Mike Baird, CCO
NAB CEO, Andrew Thorburn and Mike Baird, CCO

Wed, 04 Jul 2018

Join us for a conversation with NAB CEO, Andrew Thorburn, and Chief Customer Officer, Corporate & Institutional Banking, Mike Baird, moderated by Elysse Morgan, presenter of The Business on the ABC.


The Future for Autonomous Vehicles: Opportunities for Australia
The Future for Autonomous Vehicles: Opportunities for Australia

Tue, 19 Jun 2018

The development of self-driving, or autonomous vehicles is accelerating with global car manufacturers conducting major research into Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technologies. The potential benefits of these advancements present real opportunities for Australia by reducing mobility and infrastructure costs, increasing safety along with customer satisfaction.


The Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs
The Hon Julie Bishop MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs

Thu, 14 Jun 2018

In a world where the international rules based order is being tested, countries must unite to defend it. With the global context of the Brexit split from the EU, Australia and the UK are forging a deeper relationship, not only in a diplomatic sense but also culturally and commercially. This relationship is deeper than the strong historic security and foreign policy alignment, and is in many ways leading the discussion around global free trade. Join us to hear this presentation from the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP.


A Royal Wedding Dinner
A Royal Wedding Dinner

Tue, 29 May 2018

The ABCC will host a gala Royal Wedding Dinner at The Four Seasons with a broadcast cross to St George's Chapel, within the beautiful grounds of the historic Windsor Castle, Berkshire. Enjoy a three-course dinner, fine wines and dancing to The John Field Band as we watch the marriage take place with the eyes of the world on them.


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