The Hon Dr Craig Emerson
Dr Craig Emerson is an eminent economist, holding a PhD in economics from the Australian National University, with 35 years of experience in public policy, politics and public service.
Bonnie has extensive experience in education, policy, strategy, inclusion and equity across APEC, and uses this to manage the implementation of capacity building training programs, research and other centre activities.
Contact Bonnie for:
Capacity building, contract management, finance and operations, and relationship management
Manager, Projects & Development
With extensive experience working in the APEC and ABAC fora since 2011, Briony is responsible for the management, development and implementation of training programs, symposiums, conferences and other centre activities.
Contact Briony for:
ABAC, research and projects
03 9925 1073
ABAC Australia Lead Staffer and Consultant to the AASC
Ms Lisa Barker
Lisa is a lawyer with extensive trade, international law and policy experience across the Asia Pacific, and has provided ABAC Australia secretariat services for over 9 years in total.
Contact Lisa for:
All ABAC related issues and work
Professor of Economics at RMIT's International Trade and Development Research Group, and Principal Research Fellow at the AASC
(currently on paternity leave)
Alberto is a Professor of Economics at the International Trade and Development Research Group at RMIT. He specialises in generating evidence based policy advice to developing countries in areas such as labour economics, development and international trade.
Contact Alberto for:
Deputy Dean, International, in RMIT’s School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, and Principal Research Fellow at the AASC
Professor Christopher Ziguras
Chris is a Professor in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT. He specialises in research exploring varied aspects of the globalisation of education, including cross border higher education.
Contact Christopher for: Research and trade in education services
Senior Trade Specialist
Kristen is a senior trade specialist to the Centre on trade policy and regional trade agreements, specialising in trade in services and regulation. She has over 15 years experience consulting to business and governments in Asia Pacific.
Contact Kristen for:
International trade policy and agreements
Senior Advisor, Research
Contact Aaron for:
Research and ABAC
Senior Advisor Projects
Ms Jennilyn Mann
Executive Assistant to the Director
Jennilyn joined the Centre in 2020, having worked in other capacities for Dr Emerson for over 21 years. These included as an Electorate Officer, and in the Trade Minister's Office, the Travel Advisor. For the last seven years she has been a remote Executive Assistant.
Contact Jennilyn for:
Any director related issues
Learning and Education Specialist
Contact Errol for:
Online learning tools
With a background in communication and experience in microfinance, Linh is assisting in research projects concerning Vietnam’s economy, planning and structuring social media posts, and writing articles for AASC website.
Contact Linh for:
Social media, communications queries