Marty Hicks, a Melburnian pianist, composer and sound artist, decided to relocate to Tokyo in 2015 to begin a new chapter in his musical career. Having been brought up in … Continued
Many Australians pick Japan as their vacation destination and Jess Lysenko is amongst these holidaymakers who have chosen to visit again, stay behind, to live and work and call it … Continued
Elizabeth Cox first immersed herself in the Japanese culture at the age of 12 when she learned the hiragana script. This was a small but significant step paving the way … Continued
Originally from Melbourne, Alex Daniel is on a mission to transport the aroma of Australian coffee to Tokyo since 2015. He founded Frankie , an independent café in Tokyo that … Continued
Alistair Rossouw is not a chef by profession. But he is serving up sweet memories, in Australian style, in the UAE. He’s the International Sales Manager – North America and … Continued
Growing up as an expat child, Brett Evans is no stranger to the idea of living overseas and the experience of new culture and challenges that come along the way. … Continued
Dan Murphy connects the dots in the fast paced world of business and financial news. As Middle East Correspondent for CNBC, he can be found on TV, online, or often … Continued
Nancy Paton is spreading positive vibes through her camera lens. She’s an Abu Dhabi based filmmaker, director, producer, screenwriter and founder of Paton Productions – an independent film development and … Continued
‘You cannot find a more dynamic industry than aviation – it is exciting to be a part of it.” Rebecca Haining is at the forefront helping the largest airline in … Continued
The Overall Winner of the 2019 Advance Awards has been announced as US-based Australian neuroscientist and physical therapist Dr David Putrino. The award makes Dr Putrino Advance’s Global Australian of … Continued
An ambitious plan to connect Australia’s one million expats with jobs back home will be launched by Advance – the only group that connects Australians living and working overseas. Read … Continued
Joanne Warrin has always had an appetite for global adventures. She has worked, lived and travelled internationally over a 20+-year period. She did a four-year stint in Kyoto, Japan followed … Continued
It takes energy, passion and patience for creative professionals to thrive in the industry. In addition, they need to hunger for inspiration and new ideas. Bing Bing Deng inherited his … Continued
When it comes to a destination in Asia for international exposure and career opportunities, it goes without saying that Shanghai has topped the list as Australians’ preferable choice. Jack Brady … Continued
Today, it’s not uncommon for Australians to pick Asia as a destination to gain international exposure and expand their career portfolio. But when Aussie Heidi Dugan chose to leave home … Continued
Shanghai is one of the most popular cities in China where Australian businesses and individuals are aspired to explore and make their marks. Dominic Trindade became the Australian Consul-General in … Continued
“If you are going to come to China, come here with a lot of patience and plenty of energy. Have an open mind and a good dose of curiosity.” Chris … Continued
Report highlights need for Australian businesses to embrace skills and experience of expats coming home Australian expats returning home are an untapped talent pool for recruiters and businesses, a report … Continued
Winners of the 2019 Advance Awards highlight Australia’s extraordinary talent Advance, the organisation that honours and engages members of Australia’s global diaspora, has announced the winners of its 2019 Advance … Continued
The Board of Advance is delighted to announce the appointment of Maria MacNamara as Chief Executive Officer, effective today. Maria takes up the role vacated by former CEO, Serafina Maiorano … Continued
Darren Burns wears many hats. He’s the Vice Chair, Asia Pacific at Weber Shandwick – one of the world’s leading public relations firms; a judge for the Advance Awards; and … Continued
Sarita Singh has lived in Melbourne, Sydney and Shanghai and now calls Singapore home. This global Aussie describes the Lion City as “a fantastic place” and her favourite city to … Continued
Gordon Perchthold is a global Aussie who truly reflects a “go hard or go home” attitude. Currently residing in Singapore, the transplated Sydney-sider (born in Canada) started his overseas adventure … Continued
As the Head of Cyber Defence and Assurance at CBRE Singapore, Amanda Bluett is the gatekeeper; an expert in cyber security who’s quick on their feet to protect the organisation … Continued
Originally from Singapore, Joseph Kwok chose to go to UNSW to obtain his bachelor’s and master’s degrees before returning home to embark on a career in financial services. He’s now … Continued
There’s no doubt that living and working overseas gives you international exposure and a boost to your professional growth. And getting a chance to explore one of the most exciting … Continued
Liza Noonan is on a mission to foster innovation and research efforts between Australia and ASEAN that bring solutions to a range of emerging and pressing challenges facing Australia. She’s … Continued
Sam Aisbett is one of a stable of celebrated overseas-based Australian chefs who are determined to make a mark in Singapore. The one-star Michelin chef has made two bold decisions … Continued
Originally from Sydney, Stephen Land, a veteran in financial services, recently took the opportunity to return to the global stage and relocated to Singapore. Stephen’s global experience includes stints in … Continued
Originally from Western Australia, Troy Laffrey is the Ultrasound Segment Leader, General Imaging, ASEAN region at GE Healthcare. Leveraging prior clinical work experience, Troy is now leading the GE Healthcare … Continued
Advance held an intimate roundtable lunch with inspiring guest speaker, Nina Blackwell, Advance Board member, Australian Global Game Changer and Senior Advisor at the forefront of politics and philanthropy in the US.
A veteran in biotechnology, Alek Safarian’s no stranger to London – he was raised and grew up in the city before migrating to Australia. And so two years ago, his decision to relocate back to where he came from – a city full of life and filled with exciting happenings like the nature of biotechnology – was a no brainer.
Rachel Scheel is the Global Culture and Employee Engagement Leader at GE Healthcare, based out of London. Leaving Australia for the UK 12 years ago, Rachel’s international experience resonates with many other global Australians – she initially planned to relocate overseas temporarily which ended up becoming a permanent/ long-term move.
A believer of change is a good thing, John McClusky fits in and stands out naturally in the global banking world where changes are constant and sometimes disruptive. John is the General Manager, Head of London Branch at the National Australia Bank. He’s one of the driving forces powering and building connections between Australia and the UK through financial services.
Originally from Sydney, David Tompsett initially moved to the UK in 2006 for study and subsequently landed himself an exciting gig – at global job board Indeed as a Strategy and Operations Business Partner based out of London.
Sir Michael Hintze AM has always lived up to the hypes of being a global Australian. He moved to London 35 years ago and established a global multi-strategy asset management firm, CQS. He maintains ties with Australia through his support for Advance, his philanthropy and MH Premium Farms, a diversified agricultural business in Eastern Australia.
Since 2015, Martin, who was amongst the UK’s Maserati 100 Entrepreneurs and Top 50 UK innovators by Penrose, has been the engineer behind some international big brands, providing them with insights to help them to build the right content for the right audiences.
Jeannie Lopes is one of the Australians who have chosen London as their adopted city. She’s amongst the Australian diaspora back in 1990 who has witnessed the growth of the Aussie expats population in London with close to a tenfold increase from 24,000 to over 200,000.
As the senior editor at The Economist Intelligence Unit of The Economist Group, Elizabeth is always at the forefront of what’s happening in the health space. She also moderates various roundtables and panels at summits on different trending topics.
Advance, the leading global network of offshore Australians, demonstrated the strength of the country’s diaspora at its UK relaunch in London on July 10, attended by a number of high profile Australians.
Marten Dresen is a trailblazer – teaming up the hospitality industry and social enterprise to find solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. He’s the Founder and CEO of Good Hotel Group.
As traditional banking is disrupted by fintech, Daria Rippingale, the CEO of Bankingblocks, is reshaping the ecosystem of banking solutions for fintech businesses by bridging the traditional banking service gap.
Bankingblocks is a wholesale banking solution for t
Anthony Leigh Dunstan’s life has always revolved around music. He’s a composer and a classical music writer at Primephonic – aa Amsterdam-based streaming service designed for classical music. His artistic talent comes from his devotion and hard work in pursuing a music career. He’s also been influenced by his family whose passion for music is no less than Anthony’s – his mum plays piano and sings and his dad being an amateur trombonist.
“It’s strange to say but a kitchen/restaurant is where I am most comfortable and where I am happiest.” It’s a genuine revelation and makes sense of how Alex Haupt landed a career in hospitality as the chef-patron of 101 Gowrie, an emerging fine dining hotspot in Amsterdam.
Susan Perry is one of the many audacious global Aussies with an adventurous spirit. After a two-year entrepreneurial journey, Susan made a return to corporate life with fresh perspectives and new skills and subsequently joined Booking.com as Global Head of Marketing for BookingSuite. She is based out of Amsterdam in the headquarters of the global travel fare company.
Claire Sullivan, creator of CRAVE good food, is determined to shake up that status quo by bridging the gap between convenience and healthy eating.
Dr Lotte Haverman wears many hats – clinician-scientist, child psychologist and researcher. Based at Amsterdam’s Emma Children’s Hospital, Lotte plays a vital role in supporting children’s mental wellbeing as a child psychologist helping children and families to cope and accept medical diagnosis, as well as providing treatment for trauma, depression and anxiety related to their medical conditions.
In partnership with AustCham Beijing, Advance was pleased to host a Boardroom Breakfast with Yasmin Allen, Advance’s Chairman and one of Australia’s most experienced female directors on leading Australian company boards.
Asia Society Policy Institute has launched an issue paper which aims to reflect on the developments in the Asia-Pacific trade landscape since 2018. It considers the short- and long-term implications … Continued