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Dominic Trindade: Consul-General in Shanghai

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

Australia’s Got Talent – Offshore

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

Sydney – 25 July 2019

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.  

Rachel Scheel: the HR leader fostering a positive work environment

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.

John McClusky: The next challenge came with the realization and learning that my current role is incredibly different to anything I’ve ever done before

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.

Jeannie Lopes: Advance’s UK Ambassador

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.

Advance Reinforces Strength of Australian Diaspora in UK

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.

Tuning in: how composer Anthony Leigh Dunstan is pushing music boundaries

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.

The Aussie chef adding finesse to Dutch cuisine: Alex Haupt

“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: There is something special about riding your bike along the beautiful canals. It’s such a great way to commute – especially as it’s so flat!

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.

Lotte Haverman: at the forefront of protecting children’s mental wellbeing

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.

Beijing: Boardroom Breakfast with Yasmin Allen

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.

The duo expanding the wardrobes of millions of women: Costa Koulis & Kirsten Kore

The rise of the ‘on-demand’ economy has rewritten the rules of conventional marketplaces, changing our everyday, from the way we commute, to entertainment and dining. Even the act of dressing is up for disruption, thanks to the ingenuity of Costa Koulis and Kirsten Kore – the creators behind Designerex, the world’s leading peer-to-peer designer dress sharing platform.