Executive Committee
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Executive Committee

The AJBCC is controlled by an Executive Committee, members of which give their time voluntarily. It represents a cross section of companies and people with significant experience in Australia Japan trade and investment.

The Executive Committee meets frequently and is responsible for formulating the organisation’s strategic direction and business community engagement.

Sir Rod Eddington AO, President AJBCC and Akio Mimura AC Chair JABCC
Sir Rod Eddington AO, President AJBCC and Akio Mimura AC Chair JABCC


Sir Rod Eddington AO

Chairman, Asia Pacific Advisory Council, JP Morgan

Vice Presidents

Ian Williams

Senior Adviser, Herbert Smith Freehills

Bob Seidler AM

Principal, Kokusai Business Advisory

Peter Coleman

Peter Grey

MLC Limited, Independent Non-Executive Chairman


Doug Bartley

Director, Pacific Title Pty Ltd.

Executive Members

Tim Lester

Principal, Jameson Boyce Partners

Debra Hazelton

Chair, AMP Limited

Andrew Gauci

Managing Director, Lendlease Japan

Vandita Pant

Chief Commercial Officer - Marketing, Procurement & Logistics, BHP

Andrew Parker

Partner, Asia Practice Leader, PwC Australia

Xavier Simonet

Chief Executive Officer, Austrade

Peter Cleary

Senior Consultant, Shinka Management

Lachie Hart

Managing Director, Stockyard Beef Pty Ltd

Prof. Veronica Taylor

Australian National University

Anthony Pratt

Executive Chairman, Visy

Mark van Dyck

Regional Managing Director - Asia Pacific, Compass Group

Ex-Officio Members

Australia Japan Foundation

Represented by Bruce Miller AO, Chair

Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Japan (ANZCCJ)

Represented by Sally Townsend, Chair

AJBCC Future Leaders

Craig Usmar, Head of Business Relationships - Japan, AMP Capital Investors

Melanie Brock

CEO Melanie Brock Advisory