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The West Australian chapter of the UWA Business School’s Ambassadorial Council is undergoing an exciting time of expansion and change with five new members appointed.
EY Partner Catherine Choate, CEO of Hollywood Private Hospital Peter Mott, Strategic Partnerships Director of Rio Tinto Alan Smith, CFO of Woodside Lawrie Tremaine and Non-Executive Director of Regis Resources James Mactier have joined the Council, bringing a diverse wealth of knowledge to a strong cohort of Industry leaders.
Chair of the Ambassadorial Council and of its WA Chapter, Tim Lester, commented that: "The Council is privileged to support the Business School and its focus on developing outstanding business leaders of the future. Our new members provide us with a renewed depth of local and global experience and business coverage upon which the Business School can draw to stay informed and ahead of developments and emerging trends in the world of business outside the class room both domestically and internationally."
“It will be a privilege to work with such seasoned executives, to help ensure the Business School program remains relevant and a compelling choice in a highly competitive, global market,” Jane Muirsmith said.
The Business School’s Ambassadorial Council is a strong network of local and international business people, alumni and business academics. The Council is a sounding board on local and global business trends and provides feedback on the content and relevance of the Business School’s programs, with particular regard to the aims of further internationalising the Business School and building stronger global business links. Advancing the Business School's already strong connections with overseas universities and business, the Council is aiding in the development of international learning opportunities for students and professionals in Western Australia.
Council members assist and support education and research in a variety of ways including: providing an industry perspective to university research work; promoting research finding to industry; delivering guest lectures, workshops and providing mentoring to students and industry professionals; and building a bridge of corporate engagement with the University through international internship and employment opportunities.
The Ambassadorial Council was launched in 2009, establishing chapters in New York, London, Australia and expanding to Singapore in 2013. Existing members of the WA chapter include Co-Managing Partner of Hogan Lovells and Chair of the WA Chapter (and Global Chair of the Ambassadorial Council), Tim Lester; Manager Director of Lenox Hill, Jane Muirsmith; Headmaster of Scotch College, Alec O’Connell and Chief Executive of Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Deidre Willmott.
The Ambassadorial Council is set to continue its global expansion, with new chapters to be established in Indonesia and Melbourne by the end of this year. Chairman and President of Shell Indonesia, Darwin Silalahi has been announced as the Chair of the Indonesian Chapter, with the chair of the Melbourne Chapter to be announced in the coming months.
Learn more about members and activities of the Ambassadorial Council’s WA Chapter here.
Marie Claire Bennetts (UWA Business School) +61 8 6488 3785