- Graham Dodds, Chair
President and Lead Country Manager, ExxonMobil Korea
Graham is the President and Lead Country Manager for the ExxonMobil Companies in Korea. Before his current appointment, he has held senior ExxonMobil management positions in Indonesia and the PRC. Graham has 35 years of experience in the energy industry beginning from a technical background and spanning most parts of the globe in diverse roles. Additionally, Graham has served on a variety of Boards ranging from Superannuation Funds to International Schools in the PRC, Indonesia and Korea as well as numerous energy related entities.
- Robert Quinlivan, Treasurer
Chief Operating Officer, Macquarie Securities Korea Limited
Robert is Chief Operating Officer at Macquarie Securities Korea Limited. Robert has over 20 years of professional experience. He joined Macquarie in February 2010 from Barclays where he spent a year as Head of Financial Planning and Analysis for Barclays Global Investors in Europe based in London, and four years as Chief Financial Officer for Barclays Global Investors based in Tokyo. Previously, Robert spent over seven years with Merrill Lynch in senior internal audit roles in Tokyo and London. Robert began his professional career with KPMG in 1990 where he spent seven years primarily in Perth, Western Australia with two secondments to KPMG's New York office. Robert graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, and holds the CFA designation.
- Peter Feltis, Vice Chair
Vice President, Industrial and Infrastructure Business Support Team, Samsung Engineering
Peter has an extensive career in investment banking, private equity and industry and includes completing over US$9 billion in acquisitions, JVs and greenfield projects, managing a private equity group of infrastructure companies (providing gas, power, cable television, broadband, container terminal and water services to more than 5.7 million customers) and, most recently, as vice president of industrial and infrastructure business support team at Samsung Engineering. Peter has been resident in Korea for 18 years and developed extensive business networks and relationships throughout the Korean and international business communities. He holds a Bachelor of Business, Master of Arts and Master of Applied Finance degrees and is a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA) and the Securities Institute of Australasia (F Fin). Peter is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
- Diana Underwood, Vice Chair
President, WorkWell Ergonomic Consulting
Diana has worked in the public and private health sectors in Australia, the UK and Korea throughout her 25-year career. A resident of Korea for nine years, she established her own Korea-based company in 2003 – WorkWell Ergonomic Consulting– offering ergonomic and occupational health solutions to the corporate sector. Diana holds Bachelor degrees in Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) and Arts from the University of Melbourne. An active Melbourne expat with strong personal and professional networks in Korea, Diana is a former President of the Australian and New Zealand Association (ANZA - 2008) and a Member of the inaugural AustCham Board Member (2009).
- Jeff Bang
Country Manager, Rio Tinto Korea
Jeff returned to Seoul in December 2010 and currently serves as Rio Tinto Korea's Country Manager responsible for supporting all business done in Korea. Rio Tinto Korea provides Sales & Marketing services to a number of Rio Tinto business units including Aluminium, Bauxite, Coking/Thermal Coals, Iron Ore, and Salt with annual sales of approximately US$5 billion and growing. Jeff and his team also look after Taiwan's ferrous materials business from Seoul. Before his current appointment, he has held various positions within Rio Tinto Iron Ore Group having worked in Seoul, Perth, Shanghai, and Singapore in the part 14 years mainly in the areas of Sales & Marketing, Analysis, Pricing, Strategy and Business Development. Jeff's educational background includes a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Virginia Tech and Executive Education at the London Business School.
- Yong In Cho
North Asia Head, Pure Commerce
Yong In is the North Asia Head for Pure Commerce in Korea. Pure Commerce, established in Australia in 1997, is a financial and technology services company specializing in multi currency payment solutions globablly. Throughout the years, Pure Commerce has been assisting banks and financial institutions with vital parts of their business with innovative services.Yong In has extensive experience in the Acquiring & Treasury management industry and is now in charge of the general management and activities for an Australian Financial & Technology services company in North Asia and APEC region. Yong In moved to South Korea in 2007 from Australia and now manages a number of partnerships with banks, Card issuers, eCommerce/internet sector and commercial industry. Yong In has won two business awards and currently controls US$730 million in his porfolio in Korea alone. Yong In holds a Bachelor degree in Business/Architecture from Australia and is also a Director at the Australian Chamber of Commerce.
- Michael Finucan
Regional Manager Korea, Meat and Livestock Australia
After completing a Bachelor in Agricultural Science, Michael spent several years working with companies involved in the export of agricultural commodities including timber and dairy products. In 2003, Michael joined a leading livestock export company as livestock export manager and was involved in the export of cattle and sheep to markets around the world. He was President of the Queensland Livestock Export Association in 2006 and held a position on the board of the Australian Livestock Export Council. In 2007, Mr. Finucan joined Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) in the international trade services area, and has spent four and a half years successfully strengthening trade relationships and developing trade activities and programs with key global customers. In July 2012, he was appointed as Regional Manager of MLA's Korea office. Korea is Australia's third largest beef export market. The role involves overseeing a strategic marketing program to promote Australian beef and lamb in Korea.
- Ross Gregory
Representative Director, Macquarie Securities Korea Ltd.
Ross is Representative Director of Macquarie Securities Korea Limited (MSKL), one of the largest foreign investment banks in Korea. MSKL is the leading equity linked warrants issuer in Korea. Previously he worked at leading law firms in Melbourne, Mallesons and Freehills, and in Hong Kong, Clifford Chance, specializing in shipping, regulatory and commercial law as a qualified Australian lawyer and lectured in business law at the University of Melbourne. Ross graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Masters Degree in Law and a Bachelor Degree in Science, majoring in mathematics and computer science. Ross later obtained an MBA from Melbourne Business School and also compted Yonsei University's Korean Language Institute course.
- Matthew Holmes
Director, KMPG Advisory (Korea)
Matthew first came to Korea as a student of International Business & Asian Studies in 1998. He started with Samjong KPMG Korea in 2001, and is currently part of KPMG Corporate Finance - a team advising Korean and international clients on business growth through strategic investment and M&A transactions. He works closely with Korean companies looking at resources, industrial and agricultural sector investments in Australia, and with Australian and international companies across a broad range of industries in Korea. Matthew has also been involved in KPMG Transaction Services, Strategic and Commercial Intelligence and Forensic accounting functions.
- Jean Ough
Representative, Government of Western Australia
Jean, a Korean Australian with a wide range of cultural, educational and work experiences, is currently working as the representative of the Western Australian Government Trade and Investment Office in Korea. His main responsibility is in taking care of all commercial and government-to-government aspects of the Western Australian and Korean bi-lateral relationship. He was educated in Western Australia, and has a Bachelor of Business degree from Curtin University and an MBA from Yonsei University. Jean speaks Korean, English and Mandarin Chinese.
- Scott Walker
Korea Country Manager, Blackmores
Scott is the Country Manager for Blackmores in Korea. He first came to Korea as a Korean Government Scholarship student at Yonsei University in 2007, before taking a position as Researcher at Australian Education Intrnations (AEI) at the Australian Embassy in Seoul. He then worked for the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) as Marketing Manager before commencing his current roles with Blackmores Korea. Scott takes an active role in supporting local community groups as a committee member of the Korea Australia Alumni, as well as an Asia Literacy Ambassador with the Aia Education Foundation.
- Brett Cooper
Senior Trade Commissioner, Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)
Brett is the Senior Trade Commissioner of the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade).
- Paul Gibbons, Ex Officio
Counsellor (Economic), Australian Embassy
Paul Gibbons joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 1996. He
was posted to Kuala Lumpur from 2000 to 2003 and has worked on the
ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA, the Malaysia-Australia FTA and lead the
team undertaking an Indonesia-Australia FTA feasibility study. Paul has
worked on multilateral trade issues, including short-term missions to the WTO
in Geneva. He currently reports on ROK economic and market access issues.