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Warwick Smith

Chairman, Industry Advisory Board

Warwick Smith is Chairman Advisory Board - Australian Capital Equity, holders of interests in Seven Group Holdings, West Australian News, Coates Hire, WesTrac and Caterpillar industrial services and equipment in Western Australia and New South Wales.  He is Executive Chairman of AL Capital and Aqualand Australia and Director of Global Strategy, Shanghai Shenglong Investment Group Limited and a Board Director of Estia Health Ltd.

He has served as Chairman of the Australia–China Council for over 8 years and has just been announced as Chair of the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations.  He concurrently serves as Chairman of the China Leadership Group of the Business Council of Australia.  In addition, he is current Global Trustee of the Asia Society and Chairman Emeritus of the Asia Society in Australia; Special Envoy – Trade and Investment Trade and Investment, New South Wales Government - Department of Industry NSW Trade & Investment.  

Formerly, Chairman of the Flagship Property Group and a Board Director for Coates Hire and Magnis Energy Technologies Ltd. He is a past President of the Australia China Business Council and an inaugural business representative of BOAO Forum for Australia.  He was Chairman of E*TRADE, Chairman New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory and Senior Managing Director of ANZ Bank including Chairman of the  Board – the Australia New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ Bank) Thailand; Board Director - ANZ Bank Greater China; Chairman of the Financial Services Knowledge Hub, the Australian Sports Commission and an Executive Director with Macquarie Bank.


Mr Smith was an Australian Federal Government Minister with a parliamentary career spanning 15 years.  He was also Australia's first Telecommunications Ombudsman and has received a Centenary Medal, and has twice been awarded an Order of Australia.

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