The Asialink Taskforce for an Asia Capable Workforce



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Asialink is ahead of the game. This organisation is more than twenty years old. The Asia Capable Workforce Strategy is a clear sign of its maturity and its enduring – indeed, expanding – relevance. Dr. Ken Henry, 6 September 2012


Media Enquiries
Please direct all media enquiries to Elise Mallory – Media & Communications Officer, Asialink via e-mail or call +61 3 9035 8523

+61 3 9035 8523
+61 3 9035 8523
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Above: View photo slideshow (left) and highlights video (right) from the strategy launch on 6 September 2012.  

 

Asialink has assembled 13 of Australia’s pre-eminent business leaders to drive the development of a National Strategy. This Strategy aims to equip the Australian workforce with the critical capabilities required to capture the opportunities of the Asian Century.

The National Strategy:


•    Makes the case for developing an Asia capable Australian workforce
•    Identifies the individual and organisational capabilities most critical to business success in and with Asia
•    Outlines effective strategies business can implement to improve these Asia capabilities within their organisation
•    Describes the role for governments and educational institutions


Mike Smith

Mike Smith
- Chair
CEO
ANZ





"The opportunity is not just about miners and farmers. It’s about using the premier position Australia has to connect with Asian demand in sciences; in supplying the commodity and agricultural sectors; in the related services sectors; and in education."
Mike Smith
 






 






Jason Chang

Jason Chang

Managing Director and CEO
EMR Capital
  Glyn Davis
Glyn Davis
Chairman
Universities Australia

  Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson
Senior Advisor
Gresham Investment House








Jenny McGregor

Jenny McGregor
CEO
Asialink
  Andrew Michelmore
Andrew Michelmore
CEO
MMG
  Sid Myer
Sid Myer
Chairman
Asialink








Paul O'Sullivan
Paul O’Sullivan
CEO, Group Consumer
Singtel Optus Pty Ltd
  Doug Ritchie
Doug Ritchie
Chief Executive, Energy
Rio Tinto
  Hamish Tyrwhitt
Hamish Tyrwhitt
CEO
Leighton Holdings








Jennifer Westacott
Jennifer Westacott
CEO
Business Council of Australia
  Ines Willox
Innes Willox

CEO
Australian Industry Group
   Mike Wilkins  
Mike Wilkins

CEO
IAG


Media Coverage

October
Editor's Note, Narelle Hooper, Boss Magazine. Features mention of the Asialink Taskforce.
13 October
Domestic reform holds the key to the Asian Century, Peter Cai, The Age
17 September
Baillieu seeks a Chinese fortune, Jackson Hewett, Business Spectator
12 September
Universities face Asia revolution, Bernard Lane, The Australian
12 September
Time to put in hard yards for China, Tony Shepherd, Financial Review
11 September
Taskforce facilitates move into Asian century, Opinion piece by Sid Myer, The Australian
7 September
Asia offers us more than coal and iron ore sales - if we know how, Editorial, Sydney Morning Herald
7 September
Seize the day in Asia: IAG chief, Ruth Liaw, Financial Review
7 September
Think tank pushes strong case for building Asia-savvy workforce, Glenda Korporaal, The Australian
7 September
The four keys to an Asia-capable workforce, Excerpt from speech by Mike Smith, Financial Review
7 September
Australia could miss out on Asia boom: ANZ chief, Australian Banking and Finance
7 September
Students the key to opening doors in China says HSBC, Glenda Korporaal, The Australian
7 September
Get over antagonism to offshoring: Henry, Bernard Lane, The Australian
7 September
ANZ boss urges fast action on Asia boom, Scott Murdoch, The Australian
7 September
Developing an Asia Capable Workforce, Strategy downloadable on News.com.au
7 September
Business told to promote Asia literacy, Greg Earl, Financial Review
7 September
We are not ready for Asia, says banker, Peter Cai, The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald
6 September
Call to boost business links with Asia, Bianca Hall, Sydney Morning Herald
6 September
Grabs of Ken Henry speech at Taskforce launch, Sky News (2pm AEST)
6 September
Grabs of Mike Smith speech at Taskforce launch, ABC News 24 (2pm AEST)
6 September
Asia skills could deliver $275bn boost: report, Staff writers, Financial Review
6 September
Boosting skills with Asia could be economic boon: Study, Business Spectator
6 September
Asia boom may be passing us by, says ANZ CEO Mike Smith, Scott Murdoch, The Australian
6 September
Interview with Jason Chang, Asialink Taskforce Member, ABC Midday report (12pm AEST)
11 August Asia's the place to be, says ANZ chief Mike Smith, Rowan Callick, The Australian