Advisory Board

Mark Johnson AO - Chair

Mark Johnson AO is a Senior Advisor at Gresham. He is Chairman of Alinta Energy, a Director of One Market Limited and Dateline Resources and an Advisor to Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFG in Australia.

Craig Emerson 

Dr Craig Emerson is Director of the Australian APEC Study Centre, Managing Director of Craig Emerson Economics, Chair of the Mckell Institute, an Adjunct Professor at Victoria University’s College of Business, and writes a fortnightly column for The Australian Financial Review. 

Amy Auster

Amy Auster commenced as Deputy Secretary, Economic in the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance in September 2016. Amy is responsible for the provision of high-level economic and policy advice to Government on productivity, taxation and regulation, along with social, environmental and development issues.

Joanna Hewitt AO

Joanna Hewitt AO’s career has spanned senior public and private sector roles in the areas of foreign policy, trade, and agriculture as well as corporate and public sector boards in Australia and internationally. She is currently a Member of the Murray Darling Basin Authority and is Australia’s representative on the APEC Vision Group. 

Marian Baird AO

Marian Baird AO is a Presiding Pro-Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Head of the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies and Co-Director of the Women, Work and Leadership Research Group in the University of Sydney Business School.

Robert Milliner

Robert Milliner is a Senior Adviser at UBS and Senior Adviser to the Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce. He is a non-executive director of AusNet Services Ltd, Global Infrastructure Hub Ltd and Chair of FYA. He is also an Australian APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) member.

Ross Garnaut AC

Ross Garnaut is an economist whose career has been built around the analysis of and practice of policy connected to development, economic policy and international relations in Australia, Asia and the Pacific. He currently holds a part-time research position as Professorial Fellow in Economics at the University of Melbourne. 

Simon Newnham

Simon Newnham is the Ambassador for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). 

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Acknowledgement of country  
The AASC at RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past and present.  
 
The AASC would also like to acknowledge and extend our respects to the Indigenous people from across the lands we work, particularly the 21 economies of the Asia Pacific.  
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