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Business Envoy February 2022

Attracting top talent to Australia

The Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce is on a global hunt for the best and brightest in a wide range of future-facing industries to help fill skill shortages and boost prosperity in Australia.

The Global Talent visa provides a pathway for a diverse range of exceptionally talented academics, scientists and other professionals who are leaders in their fields to bring their expertise to our shores.

Meet some of the talented professionals now based in Australia:

Mohammad Assefi

Mohammad Assefi


Energy, renewables and resources

“This visa program accelerates the arrival of global talent to the Australian market.”

Mohammad is a specialist in the energy, renewables and resources space, with a particular focus on e-waste and lithium-ion batteries. He is now an R&D chemist at Ceramisphere in Sydney.

Yu-Ling Hsueh

Yu-Ling Hsueh


Quantum computing

“Getting an Australian Global Talent visa was surprisingly quick.”

Yu-Ling is a quantum computing specialist working at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

Elizabeth Moench

Elizabeth Moench

United States of America


“Gaining access to Australian talent who benefit from global knowledge transfer is an economic win–win for all.”

A shining light in the pharmatech sector, Elizabeth has relocated to Brisbane and set up a bespoke global tech platform to recover the data of patients who drop out of clinical trials.

Hayley Richardson

Hayley Richardson

South Africa


“The plant-based food industry is growing at a rapid rate in Australia and creating great opportunities in this exciting industry.”

As Global Head of Product for international food company LiveKindly, Hayley is applying her agtech and R&D expertise to the booming plant- based food industry in Australia.

Louis Dunlevy

Louis Dunlevy

United Kingdom/Ireland

Visual effects

“My family and I are amazed by how quickly and smoothly our visa process was completed.”

Louis is a visual effects expert with an impressive career spanning more than two and a half decades. He is currently Head of Effects at Rising Sun Pictures in Adelaide.

Evelyn Kelly

Evelyn Kelly


Health and life sciences

“Australia is a key market for those looking to provide global access to innovative and life-changing rare disease products.”

Evelyn founded Orphan Drug Consulting in 2017 to support pharmaceutical companies looking to expand or launch in global markets. She has now brought her business to Australia.

Pulak Purkait

Dr Pulak Purkait


Digital technologie

“There are many companies in Australia offering opportunities for machine learning specialists.”

As an applied scientist, Pulak is using machine learning to develop more efficient systems that will improve the availability and seamless delivery of products for Amazon customers.

Anatoly Tulchinsky

Anatoly Tulchinsky


Data science and artificial intelligence

“Australia presents a unique opportunity for technology innovations and an incredible lifestyle.”

Anatoly is using his extensive experience in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence to help Australian companies move quickly into the emerging technology space.

Spread the word…

Australia needs more top talent and high-value businesses to help turbocharge the economy. The Global Business & Talent attraction Taskforce website has more information about the Taskforce, the Global Talent visa program, the industries we are targeting and the guidelines for potential candidates. You can also meet more of Australia's new talent.

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