The Australian British Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announced our Chief Executive, David McCredie OBE, has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia in this year’s Australian Queen’s Birthday Honours.
David has led the Chamber since January 2010, building the organisation to be one of the most highly respected business groups in Australia, and placing the Chamber at the forefront of significant trade and investment opportunities for both nations. He was also appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in October 2020, as part of the delayed Queen’s Birthday Honours in the United Kingdom.
Among the many achievements realised during his tenure, David has spearheaded a myriad of remarkable events, including the establishment of the Chamber’s bilateral programmes, known as the Catalysts, held since 2015. Perhaps one of the most outstanding achievements has been his active involvement in delivering outcomes for both Australian and British Members through the negotiation of the UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement. With the Agreement soon to be finalised, David has continued to build a national footprint of events, providing businesses with unrivalled opportunities to network across Australia and in the United Kingdom.
Speaking on the award of the honour, David noted that this appointment has not been without the support of his team at the Chamber:
“It is a great honour and incredibly humbling to have been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in this Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee year. This Award, whilst personally attributed, would not be possible without the hard work and contributions of my team at the Australian British Chamber over the past dozen years, and the support received from the Board, Councils and Members of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce.”
Andrew Low, Chairman of the Australian British Chamber, congratulated David on this tremendous achievement, noting: "This award recognises David's 12 years of dedicated service to the Chamber and to promoting the British-Australian relationship more generally. I know that all our Members are extremely grateful for what David and his colleagues have achieved in building the Chamber to be the premier forum for driving more trade and investment between our two countries."