The ANZCCJ is governed by an Executive Council, elected annually by members of the Chamber.  The Executive Council meets monthly for the dispatch of ordinary business and for carrying out the objectives of the Chamber. The 2016-2017 ANZCCJ Executive Council is represented by the members below. 

Andrew Gauci, Chair

Lendlease Japan


Edward Cole,

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Martin Spann, Treasurer

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Tim Barnstable

Murray Goulburn Ingredients


Grant Knuckey

Australia New Zealand Banking Group

Julianne Merriman, Ex-Officio Member

Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)

Damien Roberts

Herbert Smith Freehills GJBJ


Kohei Tsushima


Nobi Yamaji

Rio Tinto Japan

Melanie Brock, Chair Emeritus

Crown Resorts

Catherine O'Connell, Vice-Chair

Molex Japan LLC

Gerard Adams


Peter Kell, Ex-Officio Member

New Zealand Embassy 

Cristina Merino

ANZCCJ Executive Director

Craig Pettigrew, Ex-Officio Member

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise

Sally Townsend

Sarment Japan

Clare Walsh
, Ex-Officio Member

Australian Embassy 


The Executive Council's role

The Executive Council is the governing body of the ANZCCJ.  As a group, the Executive Council determines the Chamber’s policies and priorities and oversees its financial affairs.  The main roles and responsibilities of  Executive Council members include:

  • Being a senior representative for the ANZCCJ, its objectives and activities and seek to increase its membership base
  • Participating in monthly Executive Council meetings (usually from 8-9am in the third week of the month)
  • Actively participating in or chairing one or more ANZCCJ Committees and working groups to deal with specific issues or initiatives and act as a liaison between the Executive Council and that Committee/working group
  • Overseeing the proper management of the ANZCCJ's annual budget
  • Attending ANZCCJ events related to their Committee and joint  foreign chamber events whenever possible
  • Participating in strategic planning and stakeholder engagement   sessions
  • Acting as MC or moderator at events, particularly those related to the Committee with which the council member is affiliated
  • Overseeing the Secretariat’s management of the ANZCCJ’s operations

For further details on the Chamber’s operations and activities, contact ANZCCJ Executive Director, Cristina Merino.

Tel 03-6234-9350 | Fax 03-5545-9906 |  info@anzccj.jp 


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