President and Founder
Mr Ross B Taylor
Contact: +61 0412 446 512
Bio:Ross Taylor is a former WA Government Regional Director to Indonesia and has held senior positions, including National Vice-President, of the Australia-Indonesia Business Council. Ross has also held senior executive roles with Wesfarmers Ltd and Phosphate Resources Limited, and is involved in philanthropy and cancer-charity work throughout the region. Ross is one of Australia's leading commentators on Indonesia-Australia relations, and writes feature articles for The West Australian Newspaper on a regular basis. He is also the author of three published books.
Mr Simon Leunig
Contact: +61 0407 475 338
Bio:Associate Professor Simon Leunig has a 20 year history working in the field of Education in Indonesia. Currently the Dean International in Curtin University's Faculty of Humanities Simon plays a large role in Curtin University's Indonesian strategy and is current Chairman of the PEC Indonesia Group. Simon previously had a role in a major Indonesian University and has set up numerous cooperative programs with both government and education organizations throughout Indonesia.
Treasurer & Director, Migration & Programs
Mr Graham Hornel
Contact: +61 0407 955 510
Bio:A graduate of Britain's Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, Scottish-born Graham Hornel was an Infantry Officer in the 6th Gurkha Rifles for six years, serving mainly in South East Asia. He first migrated to Western Australia in 1970 and holds dual Australian and US Citizenship. Graham has maintained 40-years of close connections with East and South East Asia and with the Indian Ocean Region. From 1977 until 2000, he was an executive with the Hong Kong Tourist Association (HKTA) in Hong Kong; the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in San Francisco, California, USA and was the Foundation CEO and Secretary- General of the then Perth, Western Australia-based Indian Ocean Tourism Organisation (IOTO) - a position he held for six years.
As Vice President of the WA Branch of the Migration Institute of Australia, Graham Hornel donates probono migration services to Perth-based community groups and is a Migration Industry Advocate.
Bio:Anastasia Dharma was born in Jakarta, Indonesia and has lived in Perth, Australia since 1996.
She holds a degree in Mass Communications with a major in Marketing & Film and Television.
Anastasia has served in an official capacity as Vice President of the WA Indonesian Catholic Community (South Division), and a member of the Australia Indonesia Business Council and Balai Bahasa Indonesia.
Director, Legal & Corporate
Bio:Tony Brennan is an experienced international company director currently sitting and advising on the boards of companies across a range of sectors including construction and engineering; mining and resources; transport; corporate advisory; funds management and financial services. In addition to his role as a professional company director Tony is the Managing Director of Magellan Capital Advisors, a consulting firm specialising in deal facilitation and investments throughout South East Asia, Africa, South America and the Middle East. Tony holds a law degree from the University of Queensland, is an Adjunct Professor at Murdoch Law School and a Fellow of the Trisakti Arbitration Institute in Indonesia.
Director, Social & Political
Mr Colin Singer
Bio:A native of Scotland, Mr Singer spends his time between Bandung in Indonesia and Perth. Mr Singer has over forty years experience in Oil & Gas exploration and project management throughout the globe. A founding Director of one of the region's largest geophysical consultancies he sold his interests in 2004 and concentrates in Perth in his role as a Justice of the Peace and other social justice related appointments with a special interest in those affecting Indonesian nationals. In Indonesia he was a Special Advisor to the Oil & Gas regulator BPMIGAS and to many of the major state and private international oil companies.
Director, Indonesian Government Relations
Mr Sam Hardjono
B.Bus MBA MAICD
Bio:Mr. Sam Hardjono is the Chief Executive Officer of the Mary MacKillop Foundation and previously held the positions of Managing Director Finance Focus Consultants Pty Ltd, Managing Area Director (Australia) Regus UK Ltd and Group Financial Controller for The Cox Group of Architects Pty Ltd. His current board membership is Red Cross (NSW) Ltd, The Mary MacKillop Foundation Ltd, Waverley College in Bondi Junction, Sydney. He was board member of the Australia Indonesia Business Council from 1996 to 2009 and has held numerous positions including National Treasurer and National Vice President. He was the first Executive Officer from 2006 to 2009 and has chaired various intergovernmental forums over the last decade.
Mr Peter Dawson
Contact: +61 0419 273 138
PO Box 27 Curtin ACT 2605
Peter Dawson has had an extensive involvement with Indonesia over many years. He is the recently retired ACT Chairman of the Australia-Indonesia Business Council.
Through his consulting group, PJ Dawson & Associates, Peter has carried out projects on behalf of numerous agencies including AusAid and the World Bank. His previous government activities include trade and industry, economic and investment with a special focus on Indonesia.
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