Regional Migration Impacts and Opportunities - Program & Speakers

Regional Migration Impacts and Opportunities

- Program & Speakers

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SPEAKERS

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Roger Voyle
During his ten years at Southmore Capital, Roger has provided strategic advice and practical assistance to its entrepreneurs, investors and portfolio businesses. Increasingly, his focus has been on creating partnerships with Chinese entrepreneurs creating niche export-oriented businesses in Australia supported by subclass 132B venture capital entrepreneur and 188E entrepreneur visas.

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Henry Sherrell
Henry joined the Development Policy Centre as a Research Officer in October 2016, working on Pacific labour mobility. He has a background in immigration policy, having worked at the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and the Migration Council Australia, as well as an adviser in Federal politics. He holds a Master of Public Policy from ANU.

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Mohammad Al-Khafaji
Mohammad Al-Khafaji is the Chief Executive Officer of Welcome to Australia. Mohammad came to Australia as a young refugee with his family in 2003 from Iraq after living a number of years in Iran and Syria. He is passionate about changing the conversation around asylum seekers and refugees through the Welcoming movement.

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Karyn Kent
Karyn Kent commenced as Chief Executive of StudyAdelaide at the beginning of July 2014. StudyAdelaide is responsible for marketing Adelaide as a desirable destination for international students. Karyn brings a wealth of experience in destination marketing following 18 years in the tourism industry, including executive roles with the South Australian Tourism Commission and Tourism Australia. She was SATC’s global International Marketing Manager and later Director of Sales before moving to Tourism Australia.

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Erin Buttermore
Erin is the Acting Executive Director, Trade & International Relations in the Tasmanian Department of State Growth. She leads the Department’s Trade, Antarctic Science and Migration teams to deliver the government’s vision of greater international economic engagement and trade, build Tasmania’s profile as a gateway to the Antarctic and Southern Ocean, and to promote Tasmania as a destination of choice for business and skilled migrants.

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Bryan Robertson
Chief Executive Officer of the HortEx Alliance representing the vegetable growers of the Northern Adelaide Plains in South Australia. Bryan has over 25 years’ experience in rural industries R&D project management with the last 17 years being involved in the development, establishment and operation of commercial enterprises and products for sale both nationally and internationally in small to medium enterprises. This work has involved collaborations with national and international institutions on projects administering budgets in the order of $40 million dollars.

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Mark Cody
Mark has had a diverse career spanning self employment in Australia, Asia and Europe, Federal, State and Local Government policy roles and over 20 years of industry representation. As the Executive Director of the Primary Industries Skills Council Mark has worked tirelessly to improve migration outcomes for regional Australia.

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Nick Tebbey
A fellow of the MIA, Nick has over a decade of legal experience as one of Canberra’s leading immigration lawyers, through both private practice and as a lecturer in migration law at the ANU. Over that time, Nick has developed extensive knowledge of Australia's complex migration laws which he now uses as a Senior Policy Officer at the Settlement Council of Australia, where his focus is to help ensure the best possible outcomes for migrants and refugees settling in Australia.

George Tan
George Tan, PhD, is a Research Affiliate at The Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research. He has a background in demography and migration and is particularly interested in the demographic, social and spatial implications of international student mobility, skilled migration and refugees/asylum seekers. Some of his research projects include investigating the mobility of asylum seekers, understanding the South Australian Diaspora, skilled migration, and international student migration and their role in facilitating international trade.

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