AustCham Singapore welcomes new President and Board directors

Media release

  • Mr Andrew Brown steps down after the conclusion of his term as President, with Mr Chris
    Coburn elected as his successor.
  • Members elected 7 new Board Directors to the AustCham Singapore Board.

A new President has been elected to lead The Australian Chamber of Commerce Singapore (AustCham),
following the Annual General Meeting on Monday 31st August.

Mr Chris Coburn takes over the role at the helm of AustCham Singapore, the peak body representing the
Australian business community in Singapore, from Mr Andrew Brown who is returning to Australia to
take up a new role in ANZ.

Andrew welcomed Chris as the new president and thanked the Australian and Singapore business
communities for their support during his time in the role.

“It has been an honour to serve as President of AustCham for the last 18 months, and as Hon Treasurer
prior. This has been an incredibly challenging time for the Chamber with COVID-19 causing a significant
disruption to our usual way of operating.

“However, I am confident the work that has been put into transforming the Chamber and the strategy
going forward means we will continue to serve the needs of our members and the Australian business
community in Singapore.

“I am excited to welcome Chris Coburn to the role and look forward to the next chapter for AustCham

“As Regional Manager in Singapore for Treasury Wine Estates, Chris is responsible for growing their
business across South East Asia with a portfolio including iconic Australian wineries such as Penfolds and Wolf Blass. Holding an MBA from Melbourne Business School and also a qualified Chartered Accountant, Chris has previously worked at Deloitte and EY and has expertise in international business, brand development and strategy.

“Chris has been a member and Sponsor of the Chamber in Singapore for the past five years. Chris is an
outstanding director who has already made a strong contribution to the Board over the last 18 months,
and I wish him success in his new role as President.”

Chris Coburn welcomed the appointment and thanked the Board for their support.

“It is an honour to accept the role of President. I would like to thank Andrew for his leadership and
dedication to AustCham over the past 18 months. I would also like to express my appreciation to the
outgoing Board directors for their commitment and hard work in delivering the many initiatives in
support of the needs and interests of our members especially during the COVID-19 period.

“These are challenging times as we, like our members, work to find a new way of operating in this
environment. I look forward to serving the AustCham members as President,” he said.

Directors elected to the AustCham Board last night were:

  •  Jessie Yim, ANZ
  • Tony Lombardo, Lendlease
  • Daniel Spencer, Sleek
  • Karen Green, CorMentis Consulting

Re-elected board members

  • Chris Rudd, James Cook University Singapore
  • Tristan Perry, Select Investors
  • Tim Chapman, Surbana Jurong Private Limited

They join Scott Speedie, Commonwealth Bank, Ben Vella, Telstra and President Chris Coburn as existing
Board directors.

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