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
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.
Ms Judith Crompton
Judith leads Cover-More Group’s business in Asia Pacific which is the largest contributor to group revenue and profitability. She is currently responsible for key markets in Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and India.
Judith joined Cover-More Group in 2016 to lead the global retail travel and airline business for the integrated travel insurance and medical assistance group. After Cover-More became part of Zurich Insurance Group in April 2017, Judith was appointed to the new role of CEO, EMEA to grow travel insurance business in new markets leveraging Zurich’s geographic footprint and brand reputation. In September 2018, Judith was appointed as CEO, Asia Pacific with responsibility for all our travel insurance business in the region and oversight of our global aviation relationships.
Judith’s role encompasses all aspects of Cover-More’sbusiness in the Asia Pacific region. She also has global oversight of all airline partnerships and Cover-More’s longstanding partnership with Flight Centre Travel Group, one of the world’s largest travel agency networks.
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.
Mr Ross McClymont
Office Managing Partner Melbourne, Ashurst
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.
Treasurer, Secretary and Chair of the Risk and Audit Committee
Mr Kevin Leighton
Kevin has been with the Chamber for 10 years and acts as Treasurer. He is a senior audit partner with KPMG, having over 30 years’ experience in both the UK and Australia. He specialises in ASX listed and multinational group audits and the provision of advice in corporate transactions across a range of industries including manufacturing, consumer products, construction and education. Kevin was formerly sector leader for KPMG’s Building Materials practice in Australia and is currently a member of KPMG’s Partner Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
Mr David Slessar OBE
Managing Director, The Walford Partnership
Chairman, Governor Phillip Scholarship
David Slessar, is a successful businessman, investor and chairman of Non Profit Organisations.
He started his early career in law, then investment banking. Initially he joined Allens Arthur Robinson in Melbourne and then Linklaters in London before moving to corporate finance at Macquarie Bank's predecessor Hill Samuel in London.
David left the city becoming a business entrepreneur, establishing and developing companies in property services and later executive search. He is the founder and managing director of a leading executive search firm, The Walford Partnership.
David was the National Chairman of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce for 18 years up to 2020. He salvaged the Chamber from near bankruptcy fifteen years ago and engineered its development into one of the leading Chambers in Australia. He was recognized for this achievement by being awarded with an OBE in 2010 . The Chamber now operates nationally. It has also achieved strong bilateral ties between Australia and the United Kingdom by its innovative and high level bi-lateral programs focusing on Infrastructure, FinTech and Health.
David is also the Chairman of the Governor Philip Scholarship created in memoriam of Australia's first Governor and founder of modern Australia. This has the bilateral focus of selecting post graduate Australian students to complete masters degrees at Oxford University and British students at leading Australian Universities.
Ms Ticky Fullerton
Ticky Fullerton is Business Editor at Large at The Australian newspaper. Ticky is an award-winning journalist and a household name in Australian business circles with over twenty years at News Corp and the ABC. Most recently Ticky was Business Editor of Sky News in Australia and presented Business Weekend, the channel’s flagship business program. Prior to journalism, Ticky spent ten years with investment bank CS First Boston in Britain and Australia. She is a director of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce and a former director of the CRC for Irrigation Futures. Ticky has a law degree from Oxford.
Mr Paul Lewis MBE
Non-Executive Director, Magellan Financial Group
Chairman, NAB Private Wealth Advisory Council
Following 25 years in IT management, Paul spent 20 years with PA Consulting Group, the last 12 years as Managing Partner, Asia, based in Hong Kong.
Mr Lewis worked extensively in Financial Services (Banking, Life Insurance, and Exchanges), Energy (Electricity and Oil), Transport (Airlines, Container Ports and Rail), Telecommunications and Government.
While in Asia he served on several advisory boards such as the IT and Telecommunications Advisory Board in Malaysia, the Hong Kong Inward Investment Advisory Board, Infrastructure Forum in Indonesia, and the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Towards the end of his time in Hong Kong, he was asked to assist with forming an Asia Pacific Advisory Board for British Telecom. He was later invited to join the BT Global Advisory Board.
Since returning to Australia he has held Chair, NED or advisory roles with NAB Private and Business, Magellan Financial Group, Optal, ipSCAPE, volt bank, Grassroots, Growth Mantra, Hydrix Limited, Australian British Chamber of Commerce and Cure Cancer Australia Foundation.
He is a Fellow of the AICD. Paul was Deputy National Chairman of the Chamber up to 2020.
Ms Louise Cantillon (ex-officio)
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.
British Consul-General VIC, SA and TAS
Mr Steph Lysaght (ex-officio)
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.