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Born Global : October 2020

From the CEO CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the Advance Awards 2020! We celebrated a number of firsts this year, including our 37 finalists, hosting the Awards online, the introduction of a … Continued

Andrew Hudson

Advance Awards Social Impact Category Finalist To meet crisis day in and day out, Executive Director and CEO of Crisis Action, Andrew Hudson, relies on honesty, trust and inspiration. As an … Continued

Nicholas Wyman

ADVANCE SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD WINNER 2020 For the past 25 years, Nicholas Wyman has sought novel ways to connect youth with the jobs of the future. Nicholas believes the ‘learn … Continued

Caroline Angoorly

Advance Awards Sustainability Category Finalist A suit-wearing eco-warrior armed with a strategic mind and commercial rigour, Caroline Angoorly has earned her stripes operating, developing and financing large energy infrastructure projects. … Continued

Professor Jenni Evans

Advance Awards Sustainability Category Finalist Showing that science is an innately creative endeavour, Professor Jenni Evans has forged a brilliant career merging research fields and forging interdisciplinary partnerships to tackle complex hypotheses … Continued

Dr Abigail Allwood

ADVANCE GLOBAL AUSTRALIAN AWARD WINNER 2020ADVANCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AWARD WINNER 2020 Dr Abigail Allwood is at the cutting-edge of space exploration. She is one of only seven principal investigators … Continued

Professor Bryan Gaensler

Advance Awards Science and Technology Category Finalist Professor Bryan Gaensler is an award-winning astronomer and author who is internationally recognised for his groundbreaking work on dying stars, interstellar magnets and cosmic … Continued

Dr David Pender

Advance Awards Science and Technology Category Finalist A manufacturing revolutionary, Dr David Pender has designed and run some of the most advanced manufacturing facilities in the world. He has started … Continued

Sophie Blackall

ADVANCE AWARDS AUSTRALIAN GLOBAL ICON WINNER 2020 An Australian icon in the world of Children’s Books, Sophie Blackall creates places to escape to during stormy times, and return from wiser, … Continued

Dr John McHutchison AO

ADVANCE GLOBAL IMPACT AWARD WINNER 2020 Professor Dr McHutchison AO has played a central and critical role in developing the curative treatments for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). To develop this … Continued

Professor Jill Banfield

ADVANCE LIFE SCIENCES AWARD WINNER 2020 A mineralogist-turned-microbiologist, Jill Banfield has made outstanding contributions to our understanding of the structure, function and diversity of microbial communities in natural environments and … Continued

Jennifer Nason

ADVANCE FINANCIAL SERVICES AWARD WINNER 2020 Jennifer Nason is considered one of Australia’s most successful global business leaders and one of the most senior and influential women on Wall Street. … Continued

Professor Justin Wolfers

Advance Awards Education Category Finalist Described as one of Australia’s most unorthodox and influential academic exports, Professor Justin Wolfers shifts the lens on economic discourse and the stereotype of economics … Continued

Jess Conoplia

Advance Awards Commercial Creatives Category Finalist A global leader shaping film and television industry policy, Jess Conoplia has actively lead on-screen sector development, diversity and advocacy for members world-wide. As … Continued

Tim Kentley Klay

ADVANCE GLOBAL AUSTRALIAN AWARD WINNER 2020ADVANCE COMMERCIAL CREATIVES AWARD WINNER 2020 Tim Kentley Klay is a creative and technical entrepreneur. He describes himself as a painter, designer, animator, film-maker, trouble-maker … Continued

Advance Awards 2020

Established in 2012, the Advance Awards recognise the work of Australians making an extraordinary impact on the global stage in industry sectors that are of particular importance to Australia. We … Continued

Born Global : September 2020

From the CEO Spring is in the air in Australia. With it comes the promise of green shoots and the opportunity to begin afresh. Young ballerina Georgia Neaverson shares her journey from … Continued

Advance Connect : Foreign correspondence

WATCH > Zoe Daniel, former Washington Bureau Chief for the ABC, in conversation with Advance.org READ > Transcript of the conversation is now available Sharing insights from her life as … Continued

Born Global : July 2020

From the CEO Lawyers often rely on precedents to inform their decision making. Today, we are in ‘unprecedented’ times. Whether it’s the global pandemic, the economic crisis it precipitated, the … Continued

Mark Adams : Made in Australia

Mark Adams is an Australian in the Bay Area. He is the managing director of UnReal HiTech, and hosts the podcast ‘Recruiting Reimagined’ presented by Curious Thing AI. In this conversation with Advance.org CEO Maria MacNamara, he talks about his entrepreneurial journey to Silicon Valley, how technology is helping the global jobs market in rebounding the economy, and his interest in promoting Australia’s technology potential.

Born Global : June 2020

From the CEO What a difference a month makes! The Advance.org team and have enjoyed meeting global Australians who are living and working around the world as well as those who have chosen … Continued

ADVANCE CONNECT : A conversation with Simon Wardley

We invited Simon Wardley to share his Wardley Mapping method with our community of global Australians. Wardley maps are used within UK government, with particular interest within the Government Digital Service (GDS) for strategic planning and identifying the best targets for government digital service modernisation. ALL WELCOME!

ADVANCE CONNECT : Global Digital Roundtable with Lucy Turnbull AO

As we begin to map the recovery post Covid-19, the accepted wisdom around cities is turned on its head. Everything from the upending of the retail sector to residential property and the shift back to local communities with its impact on infrastructure needs and the delivery of our services. Lucy Turnbull AO will consider what this means for how we shape the way we live, work and play?

ADVANCE CONNECT : A Global Digital Roundtable with Andrew Liveris AO

Special Adviser to the National Covid-19 Coordination Commission – Andrew Liveris AO will join us for a roundtable to discuss the opportunity for Australian in expanding its advanced manufacturing capability.  With thanks to our event sponsors Internet 2.0

Connect : Advance #Coffee Hour

ABOUT We know it’s not always easy coming back to Australia after your experience overseas, and COVID-19 has added an extra dimension of complexity, but you’re not alone. There are … Continued