Reflections from Michaela Browning, Australian Consul-General to Hong Kong & Macau
Reflections from Michaela Browning, Australian Consul-General to Hong Kong & MacauBreakfast Event
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Since her appointment in 2017, Michaela and the Consulate have achieved several milestones, most notably concluding the Hong Kong-Australia Free Trade Agreement negotiations. But most significantly it has been a period of enormous changes, challenges and opportunities in the Australia China relationship, for engaging with Hong Kong during significant social unrest, and in the context of global developments and initiatives like Belt and Road and the GBA in which Hong Kong has an important role.
The Australian Chamber of Commerce is honoured to host the Consul General as she reflects on her career and time in Hong Kong. This event is sure to be a sell-out – secure your tickets now.
This event is part of our Women in Business Network Series sponsored by Ambition.
Kindly note that this event is closed to media.
Wed, December 11, 2019
08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
The China Club, The Old Bank of China Building Bank Street, Central, Hong Kong
Corporate table of 10 pax (members only): $4,900.00
Corporate table of 10 pax (non-members): $5,900.00
Australian Consulate in Hong Kong & Macau
Ms Browning is an experienced diplomat with extensive international policy, program management and operational experience. She has worked for the Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade for 23 years including postings to Singapore and Thailand. She has been a trade negotiator in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and on Australia-US Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA), Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA), a senior policy adviser and manager on Asia, trade and international security issues.
Before her appointment in Hong Kong, Ms Browning was General Manager and Head of Investment at Austrade, the Australian Government’s trade and investment promotion agency. She led Australia’s investment teams in Australia and across an extensive overseas network. Immediately before that, she was General Manager Established Markets and Special Adviser to the CEO on Strategy and China. In this role, she had overall responsibility for the Austrade in North America, Western Europe, North Asia, Turkey, Israel, New Zealand, and the Pacific.
Prior to that, from 2011 to 2014, she was Assistant Director General at AusAID, developing and managing Australia’s substantial aid program in Afghanistan and Pakistan and working with official donors and partners and on strategy and coordination.
During 2010 and 2011, Ms Browning was Asia, Intelligence and Counter-terrorism Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and then Senior Adviser on International Policy and Intelligence to the Minister for Defence.