Craig first came to China in 1992 on a Griffith Universitylanguage scholarship and for more than 20 years has been leading Companies in the food, beverage and agriculture sectors in both Australia and China.
He has been based in Shanghai for the past 12 years, and iscurrently the CEO for Woolworths Group in China. Woolworths operate a freshfood, grocery and beverage distribution business on the Chinese mainland, HongKong and Macao with 350 staff across 12 regional offices and 8 warehouses The businessoperates under the Summergate, Langton's and Woolworths brand names and distributes through retail, E-commerce, wholesale and HORECA sales channels.
He has previously held roles as the Commercial Director, North Asia at Treasury Wine Estates and CEO of Elders China & Vietnam.
He has been a non-Executive Director of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai since 2012 and has been the Chairman of the Board since July, 2016.
Craig is a China professional with more than 15 years of living and working in China; his success as a small business owner has come from his hands on approach and relentless determination.
He understands the opportunities and challenges in China having worked in large MNC's along with starting his own business.
His passion for real estate in Queensland has seen him win different awards for excellence in sales and marketing prior to China.
Craig has been involved with Rotary International where he held many different positions during his tenure along with Camp Quality in Queensland managing fund raising events.
Susie established her career from triple-qualifications (Visual Merchandising, Business and Chinese). This resilient, tenacious and savvy minded Australian first came to China in 1991. She started Soozar 10 years ago and continues to self fund the company's organic expansion. Notwithstanding the Successes of her business, Susan is a mother of 3 young children and is passionate about yoga and preventative medicine.
Simon has over 16 years consulting and management experience within the professional recruitment industry in UK, Australia and China. After 8 years with Hays Australia, Simon transferred to Shanghai in 2012 and currently the Managing Director for Hays' operations across the Greater China region.
In this role, Simon oversees ~250 staff across 6 offices (Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen & Hong Kong), and is a member of the Hays Asia operational Board. Simon is a graduate of the University of Western Australia (BSc ) maintains a keen personal interest in sustainable development and is passionate about talent development and cross-cultural management.
Jack Brady is the CEO and Executive Director of AustCham Shanghai. Jack leads a team of staff across four departments and drives the Chamber's mission to strengthen Australia-China business, government and community relationships. Jack is an Executive Director of the AustCham Shanghai Board of Directors And is responsible for the overall management of the Chamber including financial and human resource management.
Jack was previously the General Manager of the Chamber. Prior to joining AustCham Shanghai, Jack worked in Sydney with government relations and corporate communications firm GRACosway as the National Research and Policy Manager. Jack holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) from The University of Sydney.
Chris Carr is a partner in MinterEllison's Shanghai office. He specialises in cross border M&A, private equity, joint ventures, foreign direct investment (FDI) and other commercial transactions.
Chris has extensive experience working with Chinese clients and counterparties and has worked on some of the most prominent China related M&A transactions in the past decade. He has lived in China for almost a decade including 7 years working on the ground in Beijing with a magic circle law firm. Chris is fluent in both spoken and reading Chinese (Mandarin) and English which, combined with his Australian education and training is highly valuable to clients in complex and difficult cross border negotiations.
Andrew is the founder & CEO of Mailman. An awarding winning sports digital consultancy and investment group. Since acquiring Mailman in 2007, then an outdoor media business, Andrew has since transformed the business to become a globally recognized consultancy.
Mailman has become the fastest growing sports marketing and innovation group with investments across technology, media and content. The group now service the world's largest sports teams, leagues and athletes including Manchester United, Bundesliga, AC Milan and Kobe Bryant.
In 2014 Andrew launched Mailman X, which is now one of China's leading destination marketing agencies serving global destinations including BrandUSA, NYC, Florida, Macys and more, helping to inspire an army of travellers.
Andrew is a founder of Fanstang, China's first Hollywood celebrity marketing agency with a technology platform delivering social media for over 100 global stars in China.
An Australian living in China for over 22years, Heidi is recognised as a media darling with a long running popularTV program with over 6 million viewers daily, is a live host of OrientalShopping channel completing up to $2 million in sales in one and a half hours, aconsultant to multinational Fortune500 companies and a management consultantand corporate trainer in negotiation, goal setting, communicationand platform skills. Through these roles Heidi has assisted senior managementof both Western and Chinese global organizations to better understand the localenvironment, foreign work culture in China and their strategic placement in themarket.
With one foot in Australia, and one inChina, Heidi’s business skills and strategies are reinforced by her unique and deep understandingof the cultures in both countries.
After graduating from Australian National University, Nelson booked himself a one way ticket to China. Nelson began as an intern at AustCham Shanghai before working his way up to the position of Senior Relationship Manager.
Over the years Nelson developed a strong interest in the retail, eCommerce and brand strategy side of China business. Nelson is now the Director of Strategy and Development for eCargo Holdings Limited (ASX:ECG), an ASX listed sales and marketing enabler.
Nelson advises brands of all shapes and sizes on strategy, direction, and solutions for entering the China market. As an appointed member of the AustCham Board of Directors, Nelson seeks to utilize his knowledge and knowhow from both his chamber and industry experience, to continue growing the work and connectivity of the Australian business community in Shanghai.
Stephanie is a highly qualified chartered accountant with extensive experience in the accounting and finance industries, both in Australia and in China.
Stephanie has worked with businesses in numerous industries including media, IT technology, manufacturing and retail, and professional services, assisting them with tax compliance, financial reporting, international tax, and assisting Australian companies to set up business in China.
Chris has been leading the PTL Group team for the last 10 years. The group offers integrated supply chain management solutions to bridge overseas clients' penetration into China and assists them in building a solid company reputation across diverse industries in Middle East, Europe, Asia and North America, ranging from medical equipment, electronics, security, chemical to agriculture machinery, water treatment industries.
Chris is skilled in logistics operation management (import/export, customs clearance, bonded/front warehousing, purchasing, international trading, etc.), Business strategy, International logistics & Supply chain planning/implementing solution.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Business from Shanghai University of International Business and Economics - Transportation & Logistics Management. She is also certified by The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport International as a Senior Logistics Manager, and holds a ‘Manufacturing Operation Management’ Certification, awarded by SIFT---PDC.