Committees

Membership & Sponsorships

Board Member: Anne Lavers
The Membership Committee promotes and invites prospective members to join the Chamber and addresses issues related to the benefits of being a member of the Chamber.

* Events Committee

Board Member: Ian Porter
The Events Committee plans business events that are progressed through the secretariat and a board member. Business events include members’ monthly meetings, economic briefings, special topics, foreign chambers’ meetings. Its social events and committees that are formed are represented by members and the secretariat.

* Communications & Publications Committee

Board Member: Peter Wallace
The Communications Committee is coordinated within the secretariat supported by a board member. The Committee is responsible for the activities associated with the Oceania, the bi-monthly journal, e-newsletter, website and directory. It also coordinates advertising, as well as the various articles published.

Education, Training & Labour

Board Member: David Esteban
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.

Business Investment, Issues & Trade Committee (BIITC)

Board Member & Chairperson: Chris Ward
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.

Resources Development Committee

Board Member: Atty. Dicky Salazar
Co-Chairman (Mining): Geoff Boswell
Co-Chairman (Oil & Gas): Keith Schulstad
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 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.

BPO & IT Services

Board Member & Chairperson: Tom Grealy
The committee focuses on Australian, New Zealand and Filipino stakeholders including service providers, clients and partners in the BPO, captive and shared services industry. 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.

Infrastructure Committee

Board Member: Paul Corbett
Chairman: David Attewill
The Infrastructure Committee is a newly-formed committee composed of members in Engineering, Construction, and Consultancy Industries. Its main objective is to provide a means of representation of the related industries through the Australia & New Zealand Chamber of Commerce for industry and government related matters, to address common issues in the industry specifically related to business between the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand, and to provide industry specific networking, presentations and business related opportunities through regular monthly meetings.