Congratulations to 2015-2016 ANZCCJ Executive Council Members!
The 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held at the New Zealand Embassy on 22 April. The meeting attracted 55 guests and was opened with a welcome by the New Zealand Ambassador to Japan Mr Mark Sinclair.ANZCCJ Chair Melanie Brock went on to present the Chair's Message, highlighting the Chamber's achievements in membership growth, backed by new developments in trade relations between Japan, Australia and New Zealand including the landmark Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) that came into force in Jan 2015.
Treasurer Ryann Thomas reported the Financial Statement 2014-2015, highlighting 230% year-to-year increase in new membership revenue as well as function income (function revenue less function costs) which is double what it has been in the past, reflecting the improved quality of ANZCCJ events.
For the full AGM report, please click HERE.
As part of the Chamber's increasing engagement with the Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2019, we were honoured to welcome Mr Koji Tokumasu, General Manager of the RWC 2019 Organising Commitee as a keynote speaker. Mr Tokumasu spoke about the latest developments of the RWC 2019 and opportunities for Australian and New Zealand companies to get involved.
Following the AGM election, 2015-2016 ANZCCJ Executive Council Members were officially announced by the Secretariat. Eight new members are set to serve two-year terms (2015-2017) and four members are set to continue the second year of their two year terms (2014-2016). At the Executive Council meeting held this morning, Melanie Brock has been appointed as Chair, Edward Cole and Nick Mudge as Vice Chairs, and Andrew Peyton as Treasurer for the term 2015-2016. We thank all members who nominated their services to the Council and look forward to working with you all in the year ahead on a range of initiatives.
2015-2017 Executive Council Members
Gerard Adams (AU): Kirin (Individual)
Melanie Brock, Chair (AU): Crown Resorts (AU Corporate)
Andrew Gauci (AU): Lend Lease (AU Corporate)
Nick Mudge, Vice Chair (NZ): Tourism New Zealand (NZ Corporate)
Catherine O'Connell (NZ): Molex Japan (Individual)
Damien Roberts (AU): Herbert Smith Freehills (Corporate)
Craig Saphin (AU): en world (Corporate)
Kohei Tsushima (JP): National Australia Bank (AU Corporate)
Continuing Executive Council Members 2014-2016
Ed Cole, Vice Chair (AU): Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Corporate)
Peter Davis (AU): Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (AU Corporate)
Andrew Peyton, Treasurer (AU): Horitomi Commercial & Industrial Inc (Corporate)
Nobi Yamaji (JP): Rio Tinto Japan (Corporate)