NextGen: Mentors Night 2019

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Are you a young professional, recent graduate or student?

The NextGen Mentors Night is your chance to ask industry experts on what it takes to be successful in today’s competitive world.


Event Information:

NextGen: Mentors Night is an informal Q&A night aimed at connecting Australian and foreign students, recent graduates and young professionals to network, engage and gain advice from some of the most influential members in the Australia-Korea community.

Date: Tuesday, 1st October 2019
Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Venue: Courtyard Marriott Namdaemun, Hangang 1&2, Level 3.
Cost: KRW15,000
Light refreshments included.


  • Duncan Harrison – Country Manager of Robert Walters Korea (world-leading specialist recruitment consultancy)
  • Lauren Lee –  Founder of the global Korean Beauty platform STYLE STORY.
  • Daniel Kim – Commissioner of Trade & Investment Queensland (TIQ Korea).

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Duncan Harrison was appointed Country Manager of Robert Walters Korea in July 2014. With this appointment, he assumed responsibility for the leading foreign global recruitment consultancy in Korea. Until becoming Country Manager, Duncan led Robert Walters Japan’s highly successful Commerce Finance team for 7 years.

Robert Walters Korea has continued to grow under Duncan’s leadership, with 2018 being the fifth successive year of double digit revenue growth. Delivering insight on job market trends and reports on key recruitment, Robert Walters Korea serves as a pioneer in the bilingual recruitment industry in Korea.

Duncan was born in the UK and graduated from the University of East Anglia with a degree in Political Science.




Daniel has more than 20 years’ experience advising a broad range of Asian investors plan, execute and achieve their strategic and commercial objectives in Australia. He has also advised a number of Australian based corporates, private businesses, startups and government agencies identify and capitalise on opportunities arising in and from Asia.

Daniel has advised on some of the landmark cross border deals in the Australia-Korea corridor. He is currently Queensland Government’s Trade & Investment Commissioner for Korea, a position he has held since August 2015. He is responsible for advancing Queensland’s economic development through investment attraction, export facilitation and forging new partnerships between Queensland and Korea (Queensland’s third largest trading partner with the value of two-way trade totaling A$12.6 billion in FY2019).

Previously, Daniel had a long career at KPMG in Transactions & Restructuring. He played a key role in establishing and operating KPMG Australia’s Asia Business Group. He was KPMG Australia’s Head of Korea Business Practice among other leadership roles.

Daniel is currently a Director of the Australia-Korea Business Council (AKBC) and is a former Board Member of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Korea. He is a K-Move Mentor with HRD Korea under the Ministry of Employment and Labor and supports the local community as a volunteer at Social Welfare Society. In 2017, Daniel received a Ministerial citation in Korea for his contribution to improving Korea’s water security.



Lauren is the founder of a leading global Korean Beauty platform STYLE STORY.

With a team on the ground across Australia and an office in Seoul, South Korea, STYLE STORY is a one-stop K-Beauty accelerator that acts as a local brand partner, distributor, marketer and regulatory consultant for Korean companies looking to export to Australia.

With 12 years’ experience in the legal services sectors in Asia and Australia, Lauren effectively leverages her expertise as an international lawyer and K-Beauty specialist to assist both retailers and manufacturers to navigate the regulatory landscape and requirements for labelling, chemicals, ingredients lists, TGA and NICNAS compliance.

Fluent in English, Korean and Italian, Lauren is widely recognised as one of the leaders behind the Korean skincare trend in Australia. Both she and STYLE STORY are regularly featured across the media, in publications like the Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Telegraph,, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Elle Magazine, The Urban List, the Robb Report, Sunday Mail,Body + Soul, Virgin’s in-flight magazine “Voyeur”, Good Health and more.



Cancellations & Policy:
This event is requiring AustCham to give guaranteed numbers of attendees to the hotel venue. If those who have booked fail to attend, the venue invariably still charges the Chamber.
*Cancellations must be made in writing prior to Friday 2 pm 27th September 2019.

*No shows will be charged and payments are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by the organiser. *Prepaid required, all attendants must be registered, no ‘additional attendees’. *Please note that photography will be taken throughout the event and may be used for the purpose of information sharing and marketing.