2019 ACBA Judges
Chair of the 2019 ACBA Judging Panel
Deputy Consul General (Commercial)
Australian Consulate-General in Hong Kong
Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner
Australian Trade and Investment Commission
Sam Guthrie commenced as Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner and Deputy Consul-General (Commercial) in March 2016.
Prior to joining Austrade, Sam headed Newgate Communications’ International Trade and Investment Division providing counsel to inbound and outbound trade and investment clients in Australia and across Asia. Before joining Newgate, Sam was General Manager Global Business Development for The Woolmark Company, responsible for international offices and key accounts across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas. He was based in Shanghai for five years as the Chief Representative of the Australian wool industry.
Global Business Executive
Kimberley is a global business executive with extensive background in financial services and technology. As a sales and marketing leader at the world’s oldest fintech, Reuters and Thomson Reuters, for over 20 years she has worked with customers in multiple geographies on big data and technology projects, identifying solutions to help them thrive in an increasingly disrupted world.
Also known as the Chief Risky Woman and founder of the Risky Women network and podcast Risky Women Radio. Kimberley is passionate about inspiring and connecting women to be bold, to extend and to take risks.
With a foundation in Governance, Risk and Compliance the network focuses on the rapidly evolving regulatory landscape but offers connections and ideas for building business and careers for women and of course men too. Kimberley’s philosophy is centred on connecting, celebrating and championing women across the globe. When you are part of the Risky Women network you open up a black book of professionals across the globe to share and grow!
She also established a platform to drive action to stop slavery and highlight how technology and data can help address this crime. She is an angel investor and fintech advisor and a Non-Executive Director of the Fair Employment Foundation.
Joburt Betadam is the Managing Director for HKS China, one of the largest architecture firms in the world with annual revenues in excess of USD $400M. With 24 offices globally (Headquartered in Dallas) and more than 1,400 employees, HKS specializes in the design of Sports & Entertainment, Health and Hospitality projects.
Joburt is the Chairman of the Shanghai AustCham Built Environment Committee (BEC) and in this role has been working closely with other AustCham members to advocate and promote the many facets of the Built Environment including Architecture, Real Estate and Construction. Joburt has been a guest reviewer at Tongji University in the School of Architecture.
As a Registered Architect with qualifications in Facility Planning and Management and most recently an EMBA from Columbia University, Joburt has successfully established and run businesses in both Australia and China. Joburt moved to Shanghai with his wife and twin boys in 2009 having first come to China in 2002.
Joburt is active across a range of organizations including Urban Land Institute, Green Building Council and alongside Shanghai Expatriates as an SCF Community Group Leader and Board Member of Shanghai Community Fellowship.
Advance - Global Australians
Tracy is a Non-Executive Director and Independent Corporate Advisor with a thirty-year China-based career. As President of New York-headquartered Kamsky Associates, she advised a global client base on technology commercialization, market entry and investment strategy, acquisitions and divestitures, operational issues, government relations, advocacy and capital raising activities. Working across industries that include advanced manufacturing, financial services and healthcare, she is uniquely experienced in both China foreign direct investment and globalization of Chinese firms. An active NFP director, Tracy currently serves on the boards of Advance - Global Australians and AustCham Beijing, where she is immediate-past Chair.
A University of Melbourne graduate with degrees in Commerce and Chinese Literature, Tracy came to China in 1987 and studied under scholarship in the Literature Departments of Wuhan University and Renmin University in Beijing. She is fully literate in Mandarin Chinese. She divides her time between homes in Melbourne and Beijing.
Advisor to the 2019 ACBA Judging Panel
Pacific Basin Economic Council Hong Kong
Deborah Biber runs the Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC). Founded in 1967, it is the oldest independent business association to link the economies of the Asia-Pacific Region. Ms. Biber is an honorary member of the Chamber and has been involved in the AustCham Australia-China Business Awards since its inception 26 years ago.
Deb will be working closely with the 2019 ACBA Judging Panel in an advisory capacity.
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