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The Industry Advisory Council (IAC) role is to provide strategic guidance to Government and the Taskforce about business engagement on the STS agenda, and advice to shape and inform reforms.

The IAC was established by the Minister for Trade and Tourism in 2021 and re-affirmed in 2022.

IAC Members

The 9 members, including its Chair, are appointed by the Minister Trade and Tourism, including the Chair of the council.  

Membership includes senior leaders representing businesses involved in cross-border trade, for example the freight, export, import, logistics and technology sectors.  

  • Paul Little AO — Chair, Chairman, Little Group 
  • Marika Calfas — Member, Chief Executive Officer, NSW Ports 
  • Roger Fletcher OAM — Member, Managing Director, Fletcher International Exports
  • Kylie Fraser — Member, Managing Director, Oceania, A.P. Moller - Maersk  
  • Simon Hickey — Member, Chief Executive Officer, Western Sydney Airport 
  • Mark Kellett — Member, Chief Executive Officer, UAC International 
  • Maria Palazzolo — Member, Chief Executive Officer, GS1 Australia 
  • Michael Schneider — Member, Managing Director, Bunnings Group 
  • Richard White — Member, Chief Executive Officer, WiseTech Global 

The IAC meets quarterly each year. 

Meeting communiques