February 2016 Luncheon

John Osborn

John Osborne, BA (Political Science) MBA, Director of Economics & Industry Policy, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Are we still the lucky country? The future of free enterprise in Australia

Date:                     Friday 12th February 2016

Venue:                 The Kelvin Club 14–30 Melbourne Place (East-side of Russell Street between Little Collins & Bourke)

Time:                    12:30 pm for 12:40 pm

Booking:  http://www.trybooking.com/178878

John Osborn is a Canberra and Melbourne based corporate public affairs specialist and leading Australian advocate for free enterprise.  John commenced as COO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) in 2012 and is now Director of Economics & Industry Policy with broad responsibility for the chamber’s public policy and advocacy.

ACCI, Australia’s largest and most representative business organization, is the leading voice of business in Australia advocating for over 300,000 businesses across all industries and sizes.

John was Director, Public Affairs at the Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association (PACIA) from 2008 to 2012 representing Australia’s chemical industry.  He has worked with a broad range of international and domestic companies and major business organisations covering the full spectrum of the economy, including the not-for-profit sector.

His private sector advocacy fits hand-in-glove with a deep interest in public policy innovation, improving productivity and strengthening Australia’s trade and global competitiveness. He regularly appears in national television, print and online media advocating for economic reform in the interests of business and the broader community.  He has core capabilities in public policy, media, advocacy, election campaigning, change management and business strategy.

He has experience working as a political strategist and advisor on both state and federal election campaigns and is a graduate of the Officers’ Training School in the Royal Australian Air Force.

John is a 3rd Dan Black Belt Instructor of Taekwondo, who for more than ten years has taught self-defence skills to thousands of students ranging from four to over sixty years of age. He also enjoys reading and cycling.