AusPECC 2018-19 Committee

Ian Buchanan


  • Adviser PwC Strategy& Indonesia 

  • 45+ yrs APAC experience including Regional Chair Booz Allen Hamilton, Booz & Co. & SRI International

  • Asian Advisor to leading blue-chip firms & Director of multiple University & Government-linked NGO’s’ including World Chinese Economic Forum; UQ Global Change Institute; MBS Centre for Ethical Leadership

Christopher Findlay AM

Vice Chairman


Andrew MacIntyre

Vice Chairman


  • Former Executive Dean, Faculty of Professions, The University of Adelaide

  • Previously Head of the School of Economics at the University of Adelaide  and Professor of Economics in the Asia Pacific (now Crawford School) School of Public Policy at ANU.

  • PhD and MEc from ANU and an Honours degree in economics from the University of Adelaide

  • Director of the Australian APEC Study Centre at RMIT University

  • Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor International and Vice President, RMIT University

  • Formerly Professor of Political Science, Dean of the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific and Director of the Crawford School of Public Policy  at the Australian National University

Miles Kupa

Allan Gyngell AO FAIIA

Andrew Parker

  • Former Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and The Philippines

  • Fluent in Thai, Indonesian and French

  • Extensive experience of Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

  • National President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs

  • Former Director-General of the Office of National Assessments (ONA)

  • Former Founding Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy 

  • Foreign policy adviser in the office of then-Australian prime minister Paul Keating

  • Partner & Asia Practice Leader, PwC Australia; Executive General Manager, International Services, Australia Post (on secondment)

  • Director, China Matters; Board member - Asia Society Australia & Australia Indonesia Institute; EXCO, Australia Japan Business Council

  • 20 Years Developing Market Advisory experience (15 in Asia)

Sung Lee

John West

  • Director, Asia Practice, PwC

  • Special Advisor, ANU Crawford Leadership Forum; Formerly LKY School of Public Policy

  • President, ACBC ACT Chapter 

  • Co-founder, The Diplomat magazine

  • Founder and Executive Director, Asian Century Institute; Adjunct Professor, Sophia University, Tokyo; Journalist, FDI-Intelligence, a Financial Times magazine

  • Ex Director - Balance of Payments, Australian Treasury (1980-86); former Head of Public Affairs, OECD (1986-2008); and former Senior Consultant for Capacity Building and Training, ADB Institute (2009-2011)