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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

Professor Daryl Williams

Advance Awards Science and Technology Category Finalist Professor Daryl Williams is the inventor and scientific pioneer of a new family of scientific methods for powder characterisation. Every solid drug substance … Continued

Dr Susan Graham

ADVANCE EMERGING LEADER AWARD WINNER 2020 Dr Susan Graham leads a team of passionate engineers, plant scientists and drone operators to tackle global scale deforestation. As the Chief Executive Officer and … Continued

Dr Samuel Wills

Advance Awards Emerging Leader Category Finalist Sam’s research has led to significant real-world impact. One example is the $1 trillion Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund increasing their equity mix, lowering their spending rule, … Continued

Professor David Hunter

Advance Awards Life Sciences Category Finalist Professor David Hunter is one of the leading cancer epidemiologists in the world. His work at Harvard University uncovered genetic associations and gene-environment associations for … Continued

Charles Caldas

Advance Awards Commercial Creatives Category Finalist A paradigm shifter in the global independent music industry, Charles Caldas has earned his reputation fighting to ensure artists share in the profits from … Continued

Dr Christian Thompson AO

Advance Awards Arts Category Finalist Dr Christian Thompson AO is a contemporary artist whose work explores identity, cultural hybridity, gender & history. Christian himself made history when he became the … 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

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

ADVANCE CONNECT: A Global Digital Roundtable with Lord Gerry Grimstone of Boscobel Kt, UK Minister for Investment

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel Kt is the UK Minister for Investment jointly at the Department for International Trade and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

He will join us tol discuss the outlook for UK trade and investment and the opportunity for collaboration and cooperation in the commercialisation of R&D in deep technology and the digital economy. 

Mark Rigotti : Leading change in global markets

Mark Rigotti the immediate past Global CEO of Herbert Smith Freehills spoke with Advance.org CEO Maria MacNamara. Mark served from 2014 to 2020 and was also the chair of the first global executive, the chair of the global diversity and inclusion group and a member of the Herbert Smith Freehills Global Partnership Council. He was based in London from 2013 till 2020.

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

Jeannie Lopes

Jeannie Lopes grew up in Tasmania and was educated in NSW and the USA before coming to London in 1990 where she worked for the BBC, later joining a number … Continued

Kate Glazebrook

ADVANCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AWARD WINNER 2019 Kate is CEO and co-founder of Applied, the Behavioural Insights Team’s first tech venture. Applied is a web platform that uses behavioural and … Continued

Angelica Mesiti

ADVANCE ARTS AWARD WINNER 2019 Angelica lives and works between Paris and Sydney. Mesiti is a contemporary artist working in the field of moving image installation and performance. She is … Continued

Daria Rippingale

ADVANCE FINANCIAL SERVICES AWARD WINNER 2019 Daria is Chief Executive Officer at Bankingblocks, a European wholesale banking and payment provider, serving global fintech and payment companies. She founded the company … Continued

John Mattick AO

ADVANCE GLOBAL IMPACT AWARD WINNER 2019 Professor John Mattick AO, FAA, FTSE, is an Australian molecular biologist internationally recognised for his blend of ahead-of-its-time genomic research with world-renowned leadership of … Continued

Michelle Grant

ADVANCE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE AWARD WINNER 2019 Michelle Grant is a food system and sustainability professional who has worked at the interface of research, education and practice for more than … Continued

Alexandra Readhead

ADVANCE ENERGY AND RESOURCES AWARD WINNER 2018 Alexandra Readhead works with governments of developing countries to strengthen their laws, institutions and capabilities to address tax avoidance in the extractive sector. … Continued