Interchamber Trade and Investment Talk

Interchamber Trade and Investment Talk
A Joint collaboration between the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham); Australia China Business Council (ACBC); Australian British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC); Australian Indian Business Chamber (AIBC) and French Australian Chamber of Commerce (FACCI)

AmCham Interchamber Business Luncheon with Adelaide Business School

TRADE & INVESTMENT: South Australia's International Engagement with Leonie Muldoon, Chief Executive, DTTI

 

A Joint collaboration between the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham); Australia China Business Council (ACBC); Australian British Chamber of Commerce (ABCC); Australian Indian Business Chamber (AIBC) and French Australian Chamber of Commerce (FACCI)

South Australia is sure to be affected by changes in the global economy in 2020: Brexit, free trade agreements, the China/US trade tensions, and the US Presidential election – what does this mean South Australia? Where are the opportunities and what are the supports in place to maintain and grow prosperous relationships with our largest trade and Investment partners? Although China is Australia's largest trading partner, the US is the largest foreign investor, and the UK is second. Several French companies have been establishing business operations in Adelaide in Defence and Cyber with India being an elusive golden opportunity.

NEW SPEAKER: David Larkin, AM, CEO Hancock Agriculture.

To complement our panel speakers, we are excited to announce a David Larkin AM, CEO of Hancock Agriculture will share his views on our export market, diversification and the impact of global events.

A world-class agribusiness, Hancock Agriculture head office is in Adelaide incorporates S. Kidman & Co Pty Ltd and Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd Services. Hancock Agriculture has a long and proud history in Agriculture. With over 30 properties across Australia, spanning 10 million hectares, Hancock are one of the country’s largest producers of beef with a herd of over 320,000. 

David Larkin previously ran his own vertically-integrated beef business using a service kill out of the Northern Cooperative Meat Co at Casino, NSW to supply his award-winning Atron beef grass fed and grain fed brand programs, David sold his Atron business to Thomas Foods International in May, 2016.  He has since worked in a senior executive role with TFI, primarily representing the company in trade access issues.

In addition to his own business, David spent six years as Chairman of the Australian Meat Industry Council.  During his term as AMIC chair he played important roles in developing trade access agreements and removing trade barriers for Australian beef in emerging markets like China, as well as the US, Japan and Korea.

An innovative and strategic leader in the Australian agribusiness industry, David’s success can be attributed to his deep knowledge and leadership in the Australian beef industry and involvement in Australian export and Foreign Trade Policy formulation – underpinned with instinctive entrepreneurial skills. With an ability to constantly innovate and integrate the beef supply chain, ahead of the dynamic requirements of the international markets.

David will join Leonie Muldoon, CE Department of Trade and Investment and Christy Tan, Head of Market Strategy / Research Asia NAB to address what are the supports in place to maintain and grow prosperous relationships with our largest Trade and Investment Partners and where are the new opportunities to expand business.


David Larkin AM 
CEO 
Hancock Agriculture
 Leonie Muldoon 
Chief Executive, 
Department for Trade
and Investment

Christy Tan 
Head of Markets Strategy/Research, Asia
NAB


David Larkin AM
is the CEO of Hancock Agriculture, which oversees both the S. Kidman & Co Pty Ltd business, one of Australia’s largest beef producers which includes 101,000 square kilometres and the existing cattle and feedlot interests of Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd. The herd is currently at over 330,000 head.

Previously running his own vertically-integrated beef business using a service kill out of the Northern Cooperative Meat Co at Casino, NSW to supply his award-winning Atron beef grass fed and grain fed brand programs, David sold his Atron business to Thomas Foods International in May, 2016.  He has since worked in a senior executive role with TFI, primarily representing the company in trade access issues.

An innovative and strategic leader in the Australian agribusiness industry, David’s success can be attributed to his deep knowledge and leadership in the Australian beef industry and involvement in Australian export and Foreign Trade Policy formulation – underpinned with instinctive entrepreneurial skills. With an ability to constantly innovate and integrate the beef supply chain, ahead of the dynamic requirements of the international markets.

David was awarded AMIC’s Distinguished Australian of the Year award in 2009, and received an AM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2017.

Leonie Muldoon Chief Executive, Department for Trade and Investment

Leonie Muldoon commenced as Chief Executive of DTTI on 19 August 2019.

Leonie has extensive trade and investment expertise across multiple international markets, having worked with Austrade most recently as the Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner Singapore and previously as Investment Commissioner for Japan and later, North Asia where she was responsible for inbound investment from the region into Australia; Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner and Country Manager Japan and as General Manager South Asia, carrying responsibility for India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Leonie is a lawyer by profession having been a Partner with Mallesons Stephen Jacques in their Sydney Banking and Finance practice. 

She also has commercial experience, having been responsible for leadership and management of a range of businesses in diverse sectors, spanning call centres (Sitel Corporation-CEO Australia and COO Asia Pacific), consulting, training (General Manager Professional Service-Standards Australia, later SAI Global) and online legal publishing (CEO-TimeBase).

Leonie holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Law with Honours from Monash University, and a Master of Law from Columbia University in New York. She also speaks Japanese. 

Christy Tan Head of Markets Strategy/Research, Asia, NAB

Christy Tan is the Head of Markets Strategy and Research for Asia within the Markets department, based in Singapore. Since joining National Australia Bank (NAB), Christy has built the Asia research platform and is an active contributor to NAB’s presence in China and the region. Christy spearheaded Asia research and thematic reports involving Asia, China and RMB. Christy joined NAB in July 2014 from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she held the Senior Director role within the Asia fixed income and currencies research team. Christy graduated with an Economics major from the National University of Singapore and has an MBA from University of Manchester.

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When
3/03/2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where
InterContinental North Terrace Adelaide, SA 5000 AUSTRALIA

Program


Tuesday, 03 March 2020

 
InterChamber Trade and Investment Talk with Leonie Muldoon, Chief Executive, Dept of Trade, Toursim and Investment
Time
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
3/03/2020 12:00 PM

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