Export Council of Australia Board of Directors
The Export Council of Australia’s Board of Directors are appointed by members of the Export Council of Australia. The Board of the Export Council undertakes to accept the full fiduciary responsibilities for the business, including finance, regulation and governance.
Dianne Tipping - Chair
Dianne has a long and varied career in international trade promotion and facilitation. Dianne Tipping is the founder and Managing Director of Excon International Pty Ltd. an Export Management Consultancy business that focuses on the management of Exports and International Projects on behalf of Australian Exporters throughout the world.View Profile
Paul Maurice Cooper – Deputy Chair
Paul joined the Board of ECA in 2013 is Deputy Chair and chairs the Finance Committee.
Paul is an owner and the Director of an industrial electronics manufacturing company called Rinstrum. Rinstrum is based in Brisbane and has subsidiaries in the United States, Germany, India and Sri Lanka. Rinstrum exports to most parts of the world, either through its subsidiary operations or via its distributors in key markets.
Peter Mace - Director
Peter has had a long career in international banking, having worked in senior trade roles with Westpac Banking Corporation, Citibank Australia Ltd and Bank of America Australia Ltd. He has also worked with Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC) in the credit insurance sales area; as a Director of Infocast Australia Ltd; and owned a business coaching franchise for a period. Peter has previously worked with the Australian Institute of Export and the Export Council of Australia for over 7 years. Peter is also a very keen Toastmaster.View Profile
Andrew Hudson - Director
Andrew is a Partner in the Litigation team at Rigby Cooke Lawyers in Melbourne, specialising in International Trade & Customs. Andrew is a regular presenter at industry forums on legal and trade developments and media commentator on such legal and trade developments.
Barbara McGeoch - Director
Barbara is co-owner and a director of McGeoch's Birkdale Nursery Pty Ltd, which has been at the forefront of developing export markets for Australian ornamental horticultural products over the last 20 years. The company currently has a large production facility in China and offices in Hong Kong and Macau.View Profile
Philip Marley - Director
Philip Marley is currently the Commercial and Legal Group Manager for Codan Limited. His responsibilities include overseeing contractual and legal matters, monitoring export controls and managing regulatory compliance and government affairs.View Profile
William Hutchinson - Director
William Hutchinson is Executive Chairman of Sydney, Australia based aerospace & defence technology group Thomas Electronics of Australia. Thomas Electronics is a diversified supplier of display technology and electronic systems solutions for global aerospace, defence and commercial markets.
Dee-Ann Prather, Down Under Enterprises International
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