AmCham Announces New National Strategy Director

Monday, 31 January 2022


SYDNEY, 31 January 2022
-- The American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sara James as National Strategy Director based in Melbourne, Victoria. This new position will support AmCham’s focus on trade and investment opportunities between the United States and Australia, as well as contribute innovative proposals to address the dynamic challenges and opportunities in the region. Sara will also help identify and foster future partnerships and initiatives and bring together prominent thought-leaders to engage with the broader business community. 
 
As a multi-award-winning broadcast journalist, Sara brings a wealth of experience to the Chamber. She has reported from across the globe for the American television network NBC News and she serves as a featured commentator on Australia’s ABC News Breakfast.  Sara’s expertise and insight into the broader US-Australia relationship is further strengthened by her work as a Non-Executive Director for the Australian-American Fulbright Commission and for the American Australian Association. She is also a co-founder of two foundations which focus on rare genetic epilepsy, KCNQ2 Cure Alliance and Genetic Epilepsy Team Australia (GETA).  
AmCham Chairman Dr Brendan Nelson AO welcomed the announcement, noting: “Sara brings a wealth of experience, insights, and connections to our work. The US-Australia economic relationship is at the centre of everything we do, and the new National Strategy Director will help broaden our reach and impact.”

AmCham CEO April Palmerlee added: “It is a delight to welcome Sara James, who will leverage her deep ties and connections in the United States and Australia to further the interests of new, emerging, and established businesses in both countries. “

Founded in 1961, with programs in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Canberra, AmCham is the preeminent international business chamber in Australia, with approximately 450 member organisations representing over a half-million workers. 

Learn more about AmCham by visiting www.amcham.com.au. 

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