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International Business Seminar on Australia

The seminar features the Australian Consul-General in LA, Innes Willox, hosted by Dean Judy Olian of the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Thursday, May 10, 2007
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Executive Dining Room, Gold Hall (B Building)
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Los Angeles, CA 90095

In this Seminar, Dean Olian will host the Australian Consul-General Innes Willox in a discussion on the Australian economic landscape and opportunities for Americans in doing business with or in Australia. This will also be a networking event for students and alumni from Anderson communities with local Australian and Asian American professionals.

This seminar is an initiative by JoinedForces - an Association representing the student body of the Professional MBA programs at UCLA Anderson School of Management.  The seminar is in partnership with Advance LA - the Australian Professional Network in Los Angeles and APEX - the Asian American Professional Exchange Network in Southern California.

There is limited seating, so RSVP early at

Australian Consul-General in Los Angeles, Innes Willox

Consul General Willox served as Chief of Staff to the Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2004 to 2006. In this position Mr Willox was the principal adviser to the Minister on all policy and political matters across the portfolio, as well as having direct policy responsibility for Australia's relations with the United States and international crime and terrorism issues. Mr Willox is responsible for policy co-ordination with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and other government departments and agencies. He is also a member of the Federal Government's Foreign Affairs Council.

Prior to taking up his current post Mr Willox held a number of private sector and government positions including Senior Manager Public Affairs (International and Corporate) with Singapore Airlines (2000-04), Senior adviser and media adviser to the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs (1997-2000), federal political correspondent, The Age, (1993-97), Chief of Staff, The Age (1991-93). Sections Editor, The Age (1991-1993), and Deputy News Editor, The Age (1987-1989).

Mr Willox holds a BA (History and Politics) from Monash University and Graduate Certificates in Organisational Behaviour and Economics from the Edinburgh Business School.

Dean Judy Olian of UCLA Anderson School of Management

Judy D. Olian, Ph.D., is the eighth dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management and is the John E. Anderson Chair in Management.  She began her appointment on January 1, 2006 after serving five and a half years as dean and professor of management at the Smeal College of Business Administration at Pennsylvania State University.

Dean Olian's honors include the American Council on Education Fellowship and the Maryland Association for Higher Education Award for Innovation. She is currently chair-elect of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the premier business accrediting and management education organization in the world. She also has chaired two industry-wide AACSB commissions addressing the future of management education, and the looming crisis of shortages in business Ph.D. graduates.

There is limited seating, so RSVP early.

Cost : Visitor parking $8

(909) 782 3820

Sponsor(s): , UCLA Anderson School of Management, JoinedForces

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