ANZCHAM Sectoral Committees
BPO & IT SERVICES COMMITTEE
Governor: Chris Moriarty, FlatPlanet
Co-Chairman: James Godfrey, Telstra
Co-Chairman: Nathan Platus, hipages
The BPO & IT Services Committee focuses on Australian, New Zealand and Philippine stakeholders including service providers, clients and partners in the BPO, captive and shared services industry, and tech space. It promotes dialogue amongst the stakeholders, advocating issues relating to the industry, and ultimately supporting the development of the Philippines BPO & IT services sectors for Australia and New Zealand. The committee also cooperates with government stakeholders particularly the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) and the Board of Investments (BOI) in the Philippines.
The committee leads the hugely successful annual Innovation Forum.
BUSINESS INVESTMENT, ISSUES & TRADE COMMITTEE (BIITC)
Governor: Chris Ward, Austcham Asean Chamber of Commerce
The Business Investment, Issues & Trade Committee was formed in 9 February 2010 after combining the NICC and the Trade and Development Committee. The Committee allows members to raise concerns and business related issues for discussion and action; seeks to promote doing business in the Philippines, and seek for members to understand the FTA to explore new trade and investment opportunities.
This Committee runs the successful Coffee Mornings, a breakfast series featuring speakers from the business sector, private organizations and government agencies for discussion of key business issues, market trends or government regulations for members and non-members.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND LABOUR COMMITTEE
Governor: David Esteban, Australian International School (AIS)
The Education Committee provides forum for the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand for educational, vocational and training organizations and practitioners to enhance links between the three countries. It provides a coordinating body within and outside ANZCHAM that will support the bridging of educational and training opportunities and supports programs and activities that matches the skills needed and human resource requirements of the three countries. It also promotes opportunities for transnational education.
Governor: Darren Shrives, GHD
Co-Chairman: David Attewill, Philippine Coastal and Storage
The Infrastructure Committee is a forum for ANZCHAM members who are engaged in Infrastructure related business areas in the Philippines such as Engineering, Design, Construction, Infrastructure, Buildings, EPCM Consultancy, Project Management, and other related industries.
RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (Mining and Energy)
Governor: Roderick Salazar, Fortun Narvasa Salazar
Co-Chairman: Bradley Norman, OceanaGold
Co-Chairman: Johan Raadsma, Mt. Labo Exploration and Development Corp
The Resources Development Committee is one of the largest committees of the Chamber with over 70 members. It focuses on how the Chamber may be able to support the industry, particularly for those mining and oil & gas companies interested in the Philippines. It provides advice to prospective investors, communities and other parties on issues concerning doing business in the Philippines and it also promotes mining-related courses to students through scholarships.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS COMMITTEE
Governor: Rosanne Suarez, Telstra
Co-Chairman: Cielo Narvaez, Telstra
Co-Chairman: Jo Cruz, QBE Group Shared Services Centre
Established in 2015, the committee aims to advance the role of women in business, this committee undertakes policy forums, networking events and best practice sharing among the leading women decision-makers and business advocates from ANZCHAM’s membership, supporting ANZCHAM’s pivotal role as a leading advocate for inclusiveness and sustainable business practices.