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Admiral John Lord AM
Chairman Huawei Australia
October 24, 2012
11.30am - 1.30pm
“Globalisation, Innovation and Security: The way forward”
Huawei Technologies is one of China’s largest private companies and the world’s largest telecommunications equipment vendor. Yet despite its prolific rise and global success, Huawei still remains subject to distrust and suspicion amongst certain circles. In the company’s first address to the National Press Club, Huawei Australia Chairman John Lord AM will set out the foundations for Huawei’s continued progress, as private companies like Huawei play an increasingly prominent role in globalisation and innovation – and the steps Australia must take to ensure our ongoing prosperity and security.
John was born in Perth, Western Australia and has had high profile careers in the Australian Navy, the Commonwealth and State public sectors, and private enterprise. In recent years he has provided strategic planning advice and corporate governance to the commercial sector specialising in international relations, government business and the maritime industries.
He served with the Royal Australian Navy for over 36 years and retired with the rank of Rear Admiral. During his defence and naval career he served in Vietnam, commanded two major warships, and directed naval operations to support East Timor during 1999-2000. As a senior officer John was the first Navy Commander of Northern Command in Darwin and the Head of Defence Education and Training responsible for all civilian and military academic and professional development. In his last appointment he was the Fleet Commander responsible for all Navy operations worldwide including the 8000 personnel under his command. As a senior Government and business executive John has provided advice to Governments, senior government and industry executives, and facilitated international meetings and conferences.
He is a former Chief Executive and Director of the Marine Board of Victoria, and a member of the Australian Maritime Group and the National Plan Committee for maritime emergency responses around Australia.
John was Executive Director of P&O Maritime Services until August 2007 and responsible for international and Government business, risk management, and strategic business development. He was also a Director of Australian Maritime Systems, Austen Maritime Services Pte based in Singapore, and P&O Maritime Services UK and South Africa.
John is presently Chairman of DMS Maritime Services Pty Ltd and a member of the Victorian Government’s Defence Council as well as other Government advisory bodies. In a voluntary capacity John is Captain and Chairman of Huntingdale Golf Club in Melbourne.
John’s areas of expertise are in executive leadership and management, strategic analysis and planning, international and government business strategies, and risk management at the Board level. He remains active in the commercial arena including acting as mentor for CEOs and Executives.
Registrations for this event are now closed. Please contact the reception for further details.