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Australia-ASEAN Council Board

Portrait of Mr Glenn Keys AO

Mr Glenn Keys AO (Board Chair)

Founder and Executive Chairman, Aspen Medical

Prior to building and leading businesses in the private sector, Mr Keys had a distinguished career in the Australian Defence Force. Mr Keys sits on a number of boards including the National Disability Insurance Agency, the University of Canberra Council and Project Independence. Project Independence is a not-for-profit that Mr Keys founded in 2012 to provide home ownership for people with an intellectual disability and is the only home ownership program of its kind in Australia.

In 2017, Mr Keys was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for both his philanthropic leadership in the business sector and his work as an advocate for people with an intellectual disability. Mr Keys is a graduate of the University of New South Wales and the International Test Pilots School in the UK. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Project Management, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Honorary Fellow of Engineers Australia.


Ms Tamerlaine Beasley

Ms Tamerlaine Beasley

Founder and Managing Director, Beasley Intercultural

Ms Beasley is an expert presenter and facilitator who enables effective collaboration and communication in diverse and global workplaces. Ms Beasley leads a team of consultants working across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region for multinational corporate clients, international NGOs, and federal and state governments. Ms Beasley's keynote presentations, advisory services and training programs are described by clients as 'transformational' and 'game changing'.

Ms Beasley speaks Thai and has studied Lao and Bahasa Indonesia. She has studied Asian Studies at the Australian National University, International Business at Penn State University and Thai at Chulalongkorn in Thailand. She lectures at Australia's leading Universities with a focus on global and cross-cultural leadership and communication. Ms Beasley is also a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Professor Nicholas Farrelly

Professor Nicholas Farrelly

Head of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania

In January 2020, Professor Farrelly joined the University of Tasmania as Head of Social Sciences where he leads a vibrant, multi-disciplinary academic team. In his own research he specialises in the study of political, economic and cultural issues, with a focus on rapidly changing Southeast Asian societies.

A graduate of the Australian National University and the University of Oxford, Professor Farrelly previously held key leadership positions in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. From 2017-2019, he was the Associate Dean responsible for engagement across government, business and civil society. Professor Farrelly is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has studied Thai, Indonesian and Burmese.


Portrait of Ms Caroline Chan

Ms Caroline Chan

Head, Westpac Institutional Bank for Western Australia and South Australia

Ms Chan holds a Bachelor of Laws and Commerce from the University of Western Australia and is admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW. Ms Chan has held various roles in Westpac’s Institutional Bank, including Head of Institutional Bank WA & SA and Chief Operating Officer of Corporate & Institutional Banking. Before joining Westpac, Ms Chan held a variety of roles in banking and finance, and in corporates, including M&A at Deutsche Bank, Acquisition Finance at NM Rothschild, and commercial roles at Singtel Optus and Perth Airport.

Ms Chan is a passionate advocate for inclusion and diversity, and chaired WA employee action groups for Cultural Diversity Leadership and Women of Westpac.

Ms Chan was Board member and Chair of Finance of Loreto Nedlands from 2016-2021. Ms Chan is a WA Business News 40 under 40 Winner, holds a Bachelor of Laws and Commerce from the University of Western Australia and is admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW.


Portrait of Amanda Lacaze

Ms Amanda Lacaze

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Lynas Rare Earths

Ms Lacaze was appointed CEO of Lynas Rare Earths in June 2014 and successfully led the company through a challenging turnaround. Early in her career, Ms Lacaze developed deep management and marketing experience which led to positions across many industries, including telecommunications, agriculture and fast-moving consumer goods.

Ms Lacaze was recognized as CEO of the Year in the 2018 MiningNews.Net Awards and in 2021 and 2019, she was named in the Australian Financial Review Magazine’s ‘Power List’ as one of the 10 most powerful corporate leaders.

Ms Lacaze is also a board member of the Minerals Council of Australia and a member of Chief Executive Women and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Ms Katrina Cooper (ex-officio)

Ms Cooper currently serves as the Deputy Secretary Southeast Asia and Global Partners Group in the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade. She also serves as Australia’s ASEAN and East Asia Summit Senior Official.

Ms Cooper is an international lawyer and is also admitted to legal practice in the ACT. Her career has included a significant focus on international and domestic law including as DFAT’s most senior legal advisor (2013-2017).

Her overseas assignments have included Ambassador to Mexico (2008-2012) and Deputy Head of Mission in Washington (2017-2021).

She has a strong commitment to diversity and was the architect and driver of the award winning initiative on Women in Leadership at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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