Asia Institute Tasmania

Public lecture | Directions and Issues for Australia in International Trade

Summary

Dr Stephanie Fahey, Chief Executive Officer of Austrade

Start Date

8th Mar 2018 6:00pm

Dr Stephanie Fahey is the Chief Executive Officer of Austrade, the Australian Government agency responsible for promoting trade, investment and international education, and tourism policy, programs and research.

Stephanie has over 30 years’ experience both as an academic and executive working in Australia and overseas.Previously she was EY’s lead partner for education in the Oceania region, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement) at Monash University and Director of the University of Sydney’s Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific. Dr Fahey brings an international perspective to her work and a wealth of experience across business and academia.

Austrade’s first female chief executive, Dr Fahey has also served on the Australia China Business Council, the Australia China Council, the NSW International Education Advisory Board, the European Australian Business Council, the Board of Canberra Institute of Technology, the Foreign Affairs Council and the Australia Korean Foundation.

Stephanie holds a PhD from the Australian National University and BA (Hons) from the University of Sydney. She speaks Melanesian Pidgin. She was inducted as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2012.

The last few years has seen the commencement of bi-lateral Free Trade Agreements between Australia and other countries, notably Japan, South Korea and China. This March, the respective trade ministers are signing the 11 nation Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

In this context, Stephanie Fahey's address, provides an opportunity for AIIA members and those of its co-hosts for this event - the  Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Asia Institute of Tasmania  - to get a first hand perspective on how Australia is currently positioned in the evolving international trade climate.


Stephanie Fahey

(L to R) Prof James Chin (AIT), Dr Stephanie Fahey, Prof Peter Boyce (Australian Institute of International Affairs) and Prof Kate Darian-Smith (Executive Dean, College of Arts, Law and Education, University of Tasmania)