Jan. 31, 2023

Chairman's Letter on the Transition of CEOs

The Australian British Chamber of Commerce announces that David McCredie AM OBE will be stepping aside as CEO on 1st March and that he will be succeeded in this role by Ticky Fullerton.

The Australian British Chamber of Commerce today announced David McCredie AM OBE will step aside as CEO effective from the 1st of March 2023 and that the Chamber welcomes Ticky Fullerton as our new Chief Executive Officer to drive the next stage of growth.

We want to thank David for his contribution as Chief Executive of the Chamber for 13 years, over which time he has driven its growth from a small organisation into the very powerful advocate it now is for trade, investment and people-to-people ties between the United Kingdom and Australia. David’s enthusiasm, dedication and expertise have helped to make the Chamber absolutely integral to the bilateral relationship, and his insights and friendship have been treasured by the Board as well as our Members. In recognition of David’s contribution to the British-Australian relationship, he has in recent years been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

We wish David every success in this next stage of his career and thank him for the contribution he has made, not least in helping to build the outstanding team who will continue to advance the interests of our Members right across Australia. I am pleased to report that David will also be appointed as a Life Member of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce, and will act as a Senior Adviser to the Chamber’s Board.

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Ticky Fullerton as Chief Executive Officer. Ticky will bring extensive experience and relationships to her leadership role after a decade in investment banking in both the United Kingdom and Australia, and many years of thought leadership as one of the nation’s most respected business journalists. Most recently, she has held the position of Business Editor-at-Large at The Australian Business Review.

Ticky is an alumnus of the University of Oxford, where she was Oxford Union Treasurer. She is a dual Australia/UK citizen with a long-standing interest in trade and industry policy, and in the relationship between both countries. She is well known to many of our Members as a host of the Chamber’s signature events and has served on the Board of the Chamber for the last seven years.

Finally, I am pleased to announce that Paul Wright has been promoted to Chief Commercial Officer at the Chamber. For the last five and a half years, Paul has led the Chamber's team looking after the needs of our Members and broader network, and we look forward to having him play a bigger role, alongside Ticky, in ensuring that all of our Members are able to maximise the value of their involvement with the Chamber.

The Australian British Chamber of Commerce now has more than 330 Members covering every sector of Australia’s engagement with the UK and has become an essential interface between Government and Business, namely through its advocacy and involvement in the progression of the Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement, and in newer partnerships such as AUKUS. The opportunity for business in both countries has never been stronger and we look forward to supporting our Members and the broader Australian and British business community in achieving their goals with another year of events, advocacy and interactivity.

Please join me in thanking David and congratulating Ticky and Paul on their new roles,

Andrew Low

Chairman, Australian British Chamber of Commerce

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