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The 2016 Chairman’s Dinner will include the annual Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop Asialink Lecture delivered by Mr Andrew Penn, Chief Executive Officer, Telstra discussing how technology and innovation are building bridges for Australian businesses into the new Asia. In addition to the lecture the prestigious Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop Medallist for 2016 will be announced on the night.
Date: Wednesday 30th November, 2016
Time: 7.00 PM arrival for a 7.30 PM start, concluding at 9.30 PM
Location: The Hilton, Grand Ballroom, Sydney
Mr Andrew Penn became Chief Executive Officer on 1 May, 2015 after serving as Telstra's Chief Financial Officer and Group Executive International.
Andrew is an experienced senior executive with a career spanning more than 30 years. Prior to joining Telstra, Andrew was with AXA Asia Pacific for 20 years where he held a number of positions including Group Chief Executive (2006-2011), Chief Executive Officer for Australia and New Zealand, Group Chief Financial Officer, Chief Executive for Asia and spent time based in Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand and Indonesia. Under Andrew’s leadership AXA built a successful Asian platform, which was sold to its parent company in 2011 for $10.4bn.
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||The Asialink Dunlop Awards were established in 1993. The Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop Asia Medal is presented to outstanding Australians who have shown longstanding commitment to enhancing the quality of life in the region and improving Australia-Asia engagement.|
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