Andrew Liveris

Andrew Liveris

Patron

Andrew Liveris AO is the Chairman of International Advisory Board at Dragoman Global and a Non Executive Director at IBM, Saudi Aramco and Worley, a Special Advisor to the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia and former Chairman & CEO of The Dow Chemical Company.

 

Additionally, he served as Chairman of the President’s American Manufacturing Committee and now serves as a member of the President’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion.

 

Andrew also serves as Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Business Roundtable, and as an Executive Committee member and former chairman of The Business Council. Andrew is a trustee of The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, the California Institute of Technology and the United States Council for International Business.

Tom Harley

Tom Harley

Chair

Tom is a political scientist with an economics and finance background and is the Managing Director of Dragoman. In 2019 he was appointed one of the three Australian representatives on the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) and is a representative at the 2021 B20 for trade and investment.

 

Tom is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Australian National University and Chairman of the Australia Saudi Business Council.

 

From 2008 to 2018, Tom was Non-Executive Chairman of Dow Chemical (Australia) and Senior Advisor to the Dow Chemical Company’s Executive Leadership Team (globally).

 

Tom was President of Corporate Development at BHP, where he designed and implemented BHP’s worldwide political risk analysis methodology and developed strategies in countries where BHP wanted to do business – including some very challenging African and Asian countries.

 

He has worked on fiscal regime issues across the resources sector in many different countries. He was previously head of Mergers and Acquisitions for BHP’s Petroleum Group. Prior to his work in petroleum, Tom was involved in BHP’s financial restructuring and funding in BHP’s Corporate Treasury.

Sam Jamsheedi

Sam Jamsheedi

Vice Chair

Sam is the Founder and Chairman of The Board of Directors of Trademark Group of Companies. An end-to-end logistics company, Trademark has worked with construction giants such as Lendlease and Multiplex and has helped deliver materials for iconic projects such as Sydney’s Crown Casino and the Greenland Centre.

Luke Stannard

Luke Stannard

Director

Luke Stannard is an experienced Minerals Processing Engineer with an extensive operational, project, and corporate management experience in base metal and gold operations across the Middle East, Africa, South America, the Asia-Pacific, and Australia.

Hon Robert Hill AC

Hon Robert Hill AC

Director

Robert was a member of the Australian Senate from 1981-2006, representing South Australia. He studied at the University of Adelaide and the London School of Economics, where he gained a Masters in law.

 

Robert was elected Leader of the Liberal Party and Leader of the Opposition in the Senate from 1990-1996 when, on the election of the Howard Government, he became Leader of the Government in the Senate from March 1996 until his resignation in January 2006. He was Minister for the Environment 1996-1998, Minister for the Environment and Heritage 1998-2002 and Minister for Defence from November 2001 to January 2006. In July 2005, the Coalition parties took control of the Senate, and Robert became the first Government Leader in the Senate since 1981 to command a majority in the chamber.

In January 2006 he announced his resignation from the Parliament. Robert was appointed Australian Permanent Representative and Ambassador to the United Nations in New York from 2006 to 2009. From 2009 until January 2012 Robert served as Chairman of the Australian Carbon Trust (later Low Carbon Australia Ltd.).

 

He is Adjunct Professor in Sustainability at the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney and Chairman of the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living at the University of New South Wales.

 

He was Chancellor of the University of Adelaide between 2010 to 2014. In June 2012 Robert was awarded a Companion of the Order of Australia for eminent service to the Parliament in the portfolios of Environment and Defence and to Australia’s International relations.

Gillian Cagney

Gillian Cagney

Director

Gillian joined Worley in 2004 in Ireland and moved to Queensland with them in 2005. She has held various positions in engineering, project/portfolio management and operational management.

 

Gillian has operated in the Australian LNG, aluminium smelting, oil refining and the Canadian oil sands industries before taking up her recent role with Worley New Zealand.

 

Gillian graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland in 2001 and has over 16 years’ experience working in Ireland, Canada, and Australia.

Rob Thomason

Rob Thomason

Director

Rob has over 30 years’ experience working in education, consulting and executive development, in Australia and internationally.
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Previously, Rob was responsible for membership and education with CPA Australia. Prior to that, he was responsible for CPA Australia’s business development and new market entry. Rob has held several senior roles in education over the past three decades, having commenced his career in education management in VET. He has worked with and for TAFE colleges, RTO’s, professional associations, universities and the private sector. He has been active in international development for over twenty years. He has business development experience in China, India and South Asia, South East Asia, the Gulf, the Pacific, UK and the USA. Rob worked with Fairfax Media, Australia’s largest media organization and was Director, Executive Education with the Melbourne Business School. Directorships including the US-based International University Consortium for Executive Education, a successful Australian Financial Services RTO and the Lake Mountain Alpine Resort, he is currently the Chair of the Tax Institute Higher Education.

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