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
A social media influencer with a massive global following and a regular face on U.S. TV shows including Good Morning America, ABC’s The Chew and The Food Network, Dan turns up for Advance to talk about his passion for healthy eating.
Dr. Renae Beaumont is an expert in improving the mental health and wellbeing of individuals who are on the autism spectrum. The Queenslander moved to New York three and a half years ago to work at the Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital as Assistant Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry.
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.
Having called New York home for many years, Sally works closely with another Aussie, Erika Whillas, sharing a passion and vision to grow environmental awareness among big corporates and consumers.
Originally from Sydney, Sarah made a decision to move to New York in late 2018 to broaden her experience – an opportunity that turned into a permanent move and the start of an exciting adventure for her family of four.
Advance was delighted to host an intimate women’s lunch with Carol Schwartz AM, a strong advocate for women in leadership, with a passion for the arts, entrepreneurial businesses and social enterprises. The gathering was generously hosted by Advance Global Advisory Council member, Josephine Linden, at her Fifth Avenue offices in New York City on April 15.
Advance was delighted to host an intimate lunch with Jeremy Heimans, acclaimed author and winner of Advance’s inaugural Social Innovation award, at the elegant Barangaroo offices of Advance Partner, Gilbert + Tobin in Sydney on May 3.
For Daniel Faber, a curious space explorer, the sky’s definitely not the limit. He’s fueling his passion for space exploration with an ambition to build the first-ever gas station for satellite refueling as co-founder and CEO of Orbit Fab.
Jane Sloane is an Australian living and working in San Francisco. One of the many ordinary Aussies doing extraordinary things in her adopted home city. She’s working to advance women’s rights and gender equality in Asia and the Pacific, encouraging and empowering girls and women to realize their rights and potential. Jane is Director, Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality at The Asia Foundation.
Darren Chait – co-founder of Hugo– connected meeting note software for teams to share and action insights – has come across the same experience. But unlike many of us who would scratch our heads about the communication confusion, he and his team are on the way to cracking the code by developing a platform to centralize team meeting notes and integrate with calendars and all the other apps used by teams to share and action those insights in real time.
Curtis Stone is an Australian celebrity chef based out of California but his culinary career is not geographically defined. His global adventure started out in London where he worked for British chef and restauranteur Marco Pierre White for eight years before settling in Southern California and becoming an international culinary icon.
Isha Chaturvedi is a data scientist based out of San Francisco. Although she’s always working “behind the scene”, her work is highly visible in our daily lives – from our simple internet searches to medical diagnosis.
In partnership with the National Australia Bank, Advance was delighted to host a roundtable luncheon in Bistro Guillaume Sydney with Leanne Kemp, 2018 Advance Technology Innovation Award winner, CEO and Founder of Everledger.
Aaron Seeto moved to Jakarta in 2016 when he was presented the opportunity to lead the development of Indonesia’s first museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (MACAN) in Jakarta.
Valeska is now the Country Manager of Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) Indonesia based out of Jakarta promoting Australian beef– an opportunity came up after her tenure at the Australian Department of Agriculture in which she worked on the bilateral animal health program for four years in Indonesia.
23 years ago when internet was almost unheard off and watching footy from outside Australia wasn’t always accessible, Paul Halliday who moved to Indonesia for work and his mates founded Jakarta Bintangs AFL football club as they were looking for “something else to do on the weekends”.
Trista Mutia Kasoem works at the Kasoem Hearing and Speech Center – a family business in the hearing healthcare industry in Indonesia which has established a partnership with Cochlear Limited – an Australian medical device company that designs, manufactures and supplies the cochlear implants.
Barakalla Robyn has pursued his passion and career in the environment sector. He’s the Sustainable Ocean Initiative & Climate Senior Program Lead at the World Resources Institute Indonesia (WRI) – an affiliate of the World Resources Institute headquartered in Washington, D.C. WRI Indonesia is an organisation dedicated to developing research-based solutions to address climate change and helping Indonesia to achieve sustainable development.
Eva Kasim requires mobility aids but that doesn’t prevent her to dream big. She took the opportunity to study in Australia after receiving a scholarship, all while she was also facing challenges and inconveniences with her limited mobility. And she even devoted time to get involved in volunteer work besides her study.
Advance chatted with Renise Ayearst – an Aussie based out of Toronto since 2002 – who’s working fiercely on the arthritis research to foster a better understanding of the chronic disease.
Dr Peter Laussen wears many hats. He is the Chief of the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada – one of the leading hospitals with an active research program which has produced highest volume of academic manuscripts than any other pediatric critical care program in the world last year.
Dr Juliet Donald is a professional story listener and observer. Her patients share their stories through words and body languages. She’s a registered clinical psychologist in Toronto. Moving to Canada from Sydney, Juliet works in a private practice and international humanitarian medical non-governmental organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), taking care of staff’s mental wellbeing.