Advance Announces New President And Pays Tribute To Departing President
Advance – Global Australians. Global Networks, today announced that Adrian Turner is the new President of Advance taking the reigns from retiring President, Christopher Aitken.
Christopher Aitken, president since 2005, has played a vital role in the development of Advance and the expansion of our global footprint to 11,000 members across 63 countries. To ensure a smooth transition, Christopher will remain on the Board of Directors and in this capacity continue to drive strategic alliances and international partnerships.
Adrian Turner, has been Vice President of Advance for the past two years, and is looking forward to building from the momentum that Advance has with ongoing geographic, partnership and membership growth.
“Advance is grateful for Christopher’s outstanding service to the organisation, and through it, to Australians overseas. We are making significant strides in further developing our geographic scope to include Asia and investing resources to provide new and exciting services for our growing members globally. I look forward to continuing to support and now lead Advance’s efforts to provide the next generation of Australian professional networking," he said.
Adrian brings an impressive entrepreneurial track record to Advance. He is the Founder and CEO of Mocana Corporation, recently named in the Red Herring 100 Top technology companies in North America. Adrian holds a business degree in Marketing and Finance from the University of Technology in Sydney Australia and has completed the Executive Program for Managing Growth Companies at Stanford University.
Ken Allen, Chair Emeritus of Advance, added: “We are fortunate indeed to have an executive of Adrian’s calibre providing the vision and leadership for Advance’s hard-working team in the fulfilment of our goals.”
Advance has aggressive plans for 2008 and beyond, including the Advance Asia 50 Summit in Shanghai, global expansion of membership, exciting talent mobility programs and the opening of our office in Hong Kong as well as activities across Asia. About Advance
Advance is a dynamic and diverse global community of Australian professionals.
With our growing global membership of 11,000 individuals across 63 countries, our extensive industry networks and our strong relationships with global business, government and academia, we galvanise our community for the economic, cultural and social advancement of Australia.
Our global members not only represent valuable talent and expertise for individual businesses and industries, they also create extensive networks, spheres of influence and opportunities that benefit Australia as a whole.
Advance is a not-for-profit organisation, founded in 2002 and headquartered in New York, with established networks and programmes in all major business centres across the USA (New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington DC). Our European office is based in London with chapters to date in London, Dublin and Paris.
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