National Chairman

Mr Andrew Low

Andrew Low was appointed National Chairman of the Australia-British Chamber of Commerce in November 2020. He is also Chairman of Advance Global Australians, Cobden Reid Advisory and the Australian Finance & Technology Centre Advisory Group and a Director of the Bell Shakespeare Company and the Europe Australia Business Council. He was previously Chairman of PRP Diagnostic Imaging Limited and of CLSA Australia, Deputy Chairman of Asia Society and a Member of the Australian Takeovers Panel.

Prior to becoming a professional non-executive Director, Mr Low held a number of senior roles with Macquarie Group in Sydney, London and Hong Kong, including as Global Head of Telecommunications, Media, Entertainment & Technology and Global Head of Financial Services for Macquarie Capital, Head of Asia and then as Chief Operating Officer for Macquarie Capital globally. He has also been the HK-based Global Head of Investment Banking for CLSA and the Chief Executive of RedBridge Grant Samuel.

Mr Low is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.


National Deputy Chair and Co-Chair, VIC

Ms Genevieve Overell AM FAICD

Genevieve was appointed Deputy National Chair of the ABCC in early 2021. She is also Chair of Victorian Government’s State Revenue Office Audit Committee, the Australian Institute of Architects and Victorian Opera. Genevieve also serves on the Boards and Audit Committees of North West Melbourne Primary Healthcare Network, the German Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce and Cladding Safety Victoria.

A lawyer by background, Genevieve’s senior executive career spans leadership roles in Deutsche Bank Australia, the Victorian Government and KPMG, deploying expertise in Infrastructure procurement, foreign investment, property development and project delivery. A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Institute of Public Administration of Australia (Victoria), in the 2020 Queen's Birthday Honours, Genevieve was made a Member of the Order of Australia, in recognition of her service to the community.


Chair, NSW

Ms Judith Crompton

Judith is a highly experienced executive who has held senior executive positions within the insurance, airline and travel industry and has more than 30 years experience with some of the largest and most innovative companies in Australia, Switzerland, the UK and the United Arab Emirates.

She has extensive experience in the key markets of Australia, New Zealand, UK/Europe, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia and India. Judith has complemented her executive roles with board positions both in the private sector and not-for-profit.


Chair, WA

Mr Steve Scudamore

Mr Steve Scudamore has held a number of senior positions, including Chairman of the WA office of KPMG for eight-and-a-half years and a senior partner with KPMG for 20 years specialising in the Energy and Natural Resources sector and Corporate Finance Services.

He serves as non-executive director on ASX listed companies Pilbara Minerals Ltd and Australis Oil and Gas Ltd, Malaysian Listed Selangor Properties Berhad, unlisted MDA National and Australian British Chamber of Commerce, and is chairman of MDA Insurance and not for profit Amana Living. He is also vice chair of the Board of Trustees of the Western Australian Museum.

Mr Scudamore holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Master of Arts from Oxford University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and England and Wales, Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors


Co-Chair, VIC

Mr Ross McClymont

Ross is Managing Partner of Ashurst’s Melbourne office. Ashurst is a leading international law firm with offices across 16 countries.

Ross specialises in restructuring and insolvency matters. Ross is a past president of ARITA, the leading professional body for insolvency practitioners in Australia.

He was also a board member for six years of Monash Health, Victoria’s largest public health service.


British Consul-General - Melbourne (ex officio)

Mr Stephen Lysaght

Stephen Lysaght, British Consul General Melbourne covering South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria since November 2020. Asia Pacific has been at the heart of Steph’s professional career since 2000 including time based in the Philippines and Vietnam. Steph has also been posted to the United States, Russia and Mexico. Steph has two teenage daughters studying in the UK.


British Consul-General - Sydney (ex officio)

Ms Louise Cantillon

Louise Cantillon took up the role of Consul General in Sydney, and Deputy Trade Commissioner, Department for International Trade, Australia and New Zealand, in April 2021. Her previous roles include; Sector Director and Minister Counsellor, Creative, Consumer and Learning Industries for the Department of International Trade based in Shanghai, China; Head of Infrastructure, Creative and Sports for the Department of International Trade based in Shanghai, China; Head of Major Projects for the British Council and worked across Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Malaysia.

A Chartered Surveyor by background, Louise brings a wealth of international experience in both the public and private sectors to the role.


Director, QLD

Ms Penny Hall

Penny is a registered and chartered landscape architect working on a wide range of major development projects in Australia and internationally. Penny is the Queensland Markets and Clients Leader, setting the markets and clients strategy for our 5 offices in Queensland, working closely with our clients and collaborators to pursue and deliver excellent projects, thinking and outcomes for people, places and future generations.

Penny has worked on a number of major city shaping and transport enabling projects across Queensland, Australia and the UK including; Brisbane Metro, Cross River Rail, ANU Acton Campus Masterplan, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Queenstown Airport Masterplan and the Urban Transport Guidelines Victoria.

Prior to returning to Brisbane, Penny was the Design Manager of the Parklands and Public Realm (South Park) for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


Director, NSW and Treasurer

Mr Sean Gregory

Sean is a member of the UNSW Business School Advisory Council and a deputy chairman of St Aloysius’s College Board (Chair of Audit and Finance Committee). His Board memberships reflect Sean’s significant desire to contribute to our communities in his areas of passion, particularly education and social inclusion.

Sean moved to Australia from the UK in 1995. He started his career with PwC in London, having graduated from Exeter University with a BA in History. He subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1993, and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He is the proud father of three young boys - Harry, Paddy & Tommy.

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