none
none

AUSTRALIAN MADE CAMPAIGN APPOINTS ITS FIRST PATRON

25-02-2016
by 
in 

Mr Robert Gerard has been appointed the first ever patron of the Australian Made Campaign.

Australian Made Campaign Chairman Glenn Cooper made the announcement at a dinner attended by the Australian Made Campaign’s Board of Directors recently.

Former Prime Minister, John Howard, who re-launched the Australian Made Campaign in 1999, was a special guest at the dinner.

Mr Gerard, in his role as President of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the 1990’s, was instrumental in forming Australian Made Campaign Ltd.

The not-for-profit organisation administers and promotes one of Australia’s most recognised and trusted icons – the green-and-gold Australian Made, Australian Grown kangaroo logo.

He served as a Director of the Australian Made Campaign for 15 years, from 2001-2015, and was Chairman from 2001-2009.

Mr Gerard is well-known nationally and internationally for his contributions to Australia’s business community and has also had a significant impact on Australia’s educational and sporting communities.

He is the Executive Chairman of Gerard Corporation, the Chairman of the Hall of Fame Governors for the SA Sports Hall of Fame, a Director of the Order of Australia Association Foundation, a Patron of the Duke of Edinburgh Award in SA and World Fellow, and was once named 2004 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

The Australian Made Campaign Board of Directors comprises:

·       Glenn Cooper AM (Chairman) 
Executive Chairman, Coopers Brewery Limited

·       Allyn Beard (Deputy Chairman)
Marketing Director, A.H. Beard Pty Ltd

·       Neil Summerson FCA (Treasurer)
Director and former Chairman, Bank of Queensland

·       Nicki Anderson
Managing Director, Powerforce Group

·       Kate Carnell AO
Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman 

·       David Gray AM
Managing Director, David Gray & Co. Pty Ltd

·       Richard Holyman
Chief Executive Officer, Martin & Pleasance 

·       Robert Hutchinson
State Manager, Queensland, ParexDavco (Australia) Pty Ltd

·       Michele Levine
CEO, Roy Morgan Research

·       Fiona Simson 
Vice President, National Farmers Federation

Related news & editorials

  1. 22.02.2018
    22.02.2018
    by      In
    As part of LAND 400 defence bidding, Australia stands to receive international technology that would allow world-leading ballistic armour to be produced in a local environment. 
    If bidding is sucessful, RUAG Australia will produce the cutting-edge ballistic armour for 225 Australian Army Combat... Read More
  2. 22.02.2018
    22.02.2018
    by      In
    As the sheer scale of corporate and private food waste continues to grow as a political and economic issue, more and more groups are stepping up to show just how much our wasteful practices are costing us. 
    The newly formed Australian Food Cold Chain Council aims to address food wastage by tackling... Read More
  3. 22.02.2018
    22.02.2018
    by      In
    Carnegie Clean Energy has received a grant of AU$3 million from the government of South Australia to build a 2MW battery system near Adelaide.
    The 2MW/500kWh storage project will be installed on the site of the former General Motors Holden manufacturing facility in Elizabeth.
    The grant was awarded... Read More
  4. 22.02.2018
    22.02.2018
    by      In
    Even as large automotive brands pulled out of Australian manufacturing, truck manufacturer Iveco has been pushing into the Australian market, increasingly selling and manufacturing on-shore. 
    Along with Volvo/Mack and Kenworth/DAF, Iveco is one of a few truck manufacturers still building in... Read More